She kept her head down, pretending she had a sliver in her finger.
In this operation there is no doubling of the slivers, but each sliver passes separately through the machine, from the can to the spindle, is drawn out to about eight times its length, and receives a small amount of twist to strengthen it, in order that it may be successfully wound upon the roving bobbin by the flyer.
A sliver of light under Cade's door suggested he was already awake.
After passing the last pair of workers and strippers the fibre is carried forward towards the doffing roller, the pins of which are back-set, and the fibre is removed from the cylinder by the doffer, from which it passes between the drawing and pressing rollers into the conductor, and finally between the delivery and pressing rollers into the sliver can.
It is essential that the bobbin should have such a motion, because the delivery of the sliver and the speed of the flyer are constant for a given size of rove, whereas the layers of rove on the bobbin increase in length as the bobbin fills.
After the fibre has been thoroughly carded by the above machines, the cans containing the sliver from the finisher card are taken to the first drawing frame.
Let R = the revolutions per second of the flyer; r = the revolutions per second of the bobbin; d = the diameter of bobbin shaft plus the material; L = the length of sliver delivered per second; then (R - r) d.
This sliver is put up behind the second drawing; eight or more ends together run through the second head again into one sliver; and so on through the third and fourth heads of drawing.
This sliver is taken through a series of four other drawing machines called " four head drawing box."
This is a drawing machine fitted with fallers through which the sliver is drawn, but the end from the front roller is wound on to a bobbin.
All these doublings of the sliver and re-drawing are for the purpose of getting each fibre to lie parallel and to make the sliver of an equal weight over every yard of its length.
He grabbed the hen by the wing and headed for a sliver of light shining through the coop door.
She didn't know if she'd hurt him enough to drive him away forever or if there was a sliver of him that still wanted her.
From the last head of drawing the sliver is taken to a machine known as a gill rover.
A very common method is to let four slivers run into one sliver at the first drawing, then two slivers from the first drawing are run into one sliver at the second drawing frame.
Eight or more slivers are put behind the first drawing head, conveyed through the fallers and made into one sliver in front of the machine.
The sliver from the can of the breaker card may be wound into balls, or it may be taken direct to the finisher card.
The resulting sliver is used by silk spinners who make a speciality of spinning short fibres, and the exhaust noils are bought by those who spin them up into " noil yarns " on the same principle as wool.
It is easy to see that a certain amount of draft, or drawing out of the sliver, is necessary, otherwise the various doublings would cause the sliver to emerge thicker and thicker from each machine.
This lap is sometimes re-spread to make it more even, and at other times taken to a drawing machine which delivers in a sliver form.
To be able to say I could be a little sliver in their world.
Hairpins, bracelets, necklaces, and brooches are available in sterling sliver with a variety of gemstones, pearls, and Swarovski crystals to complement any wedding attire.
A canvas leopard print handbag with black pebbled trim and rolled black leather handles attached with sliver "O" rings; this Dolce & Gabbana purse is a stunner!
This list is just a sliver of the available stories and films in which robots are an integral character.
First, a diamond chip or sliver is carefully selected and placed in a sealed chamber.
The purse is fully lined, as an interior zip pocket and is accented with sliver tone hardware.
The sliver tone, hardware detailing that sits on the front end of this purse is exquisite in its detail, while the one exterior and two interior pockets keep the look fully functional.
Was it a large, round, full moon, half a moon, or just a tiny sliver of a moon?
In the midst of the thorough eye exam, the doctor discovered that a small sliver of metal had lodged in his eye.
A lovely sliver of land, Bute is a geological and scenic hybrid of highland and lowland.
Program 's losses further be able to get that far sliver of the.
Perhaps one small sliver of hope amidst the gloomy start to 2005 may be the recovery of the term " human security ".
Moving Pictures The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the sliver screen.
It is possible to attempt to remove sliver polygons automatically.
Consumer Reports prides itself on the objectivity of its reviews, and laptop computers represent a mere sliver of the products evaluated.
Pull a sliver of the cardboard off the side and watch your cat go wild.
Clip-on earrings are made out of stamped brass and finished with sliver plating.
So if that wasn't enough, Nintendo released two Nintendo DS Lite colors: Metallic Rose and Gloss Sliver.
I cut, I sawed, I ripped, I hacked, and none of these efforts could get more than a sliver off the bottle top.
There are actually two parts to Sonoma, there's the Valley which is sliver over the Mayacamas Mountains to the west of Napa.
The wine region incorporates the 30 mile sliver of a valley plus the multitude of sub-AVAs dotting the mountains and small valleys that line the Napa Valley.
sliver of land, Bute is a geological and scenic hybrid of highland and lowland.
Granted the 30 x 5 mile sliver of a valley is tightly packed with vineyards and wineries, but there also has many quaint towns, plenty of attractions, activities and places to visit that have nothing to do with wine.
But what about the sliver of population that experiences failure?
Louis Reard's original bikini design was considered awfully daring in its day, but in the years since its debut, the bikini has undergone numerous design changes, shrinking to a sliver of its original size.
Further, the bikini top ties around the neck while the bikini bottom ties on the sides, and even though this suit costs $69.00, you may not mind due to its adjustable sliding triangle top and sliver strip detail.
This bottom piece is made from mere strings and the tiniest sliver of a triangle to cover your front.
While many of these ghost stories are completely fictitious, many have some sliver of truth.
The Frankie is ideal if your wedding colors are silver and white since the shoe itself is sliver with tiny crystal beads.
There were two moons in this realm, one full and the other a sliver.
These rollers present the silk to a set of fallers (steel bars into which are fixed fine steel pins), which carry forward the silk to another pair of rollers, which draw the silk through the pins of the fallers and present it to the rollers in a continuous way, thus forming a ribbon of silk called a " sliver."
All, however, perform the same function, viz., combing out the fibres and thus laying them parallel, and in addition drawing out the sliver.
sliver of a moon?
sliver of metal had lodged in his eye.
Engraving involves cutting into the plate with an engraving tool, which removes a thin sliver of metal.
Program's losses further be able to get that far sliver of the.
Peel the top third of the skin from the apples and cut a sliver off the bottom so the apples can stand upright.
There is no need to be afraid of linking to sites whose scale shows only a tiny sliver of green on their scale.
It will cut a very fine sliver of paper, sharpens pencils well and is just as good on thicker pieces of wood.
Perhaps one small sliver of hope amidst the gloomy start to 2005 may be the recovery of the term " human security " .
sliver polygons automatically.
The body is made from lightweight titanium with billet fittings in a choice of black, red, blue or matt sliver.
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