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braid

[brād]
(mathematics)
A braid of order n consists of two parallel lines, sets of n points on each of the lines with a one-to-one correspondence between them, and n nonintersecting space curves, each of which connects one of the n points on one of the parallel lines with the corresponding point on the other; the space curves are configured so that no curve turns back on itself, in the sense that its projection on the plane of the parallel lines lies between the parallel lines and intersects any line parallel to them no more than once, and any two such projections intersect at most a finite number of times.
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Caption: Wind-knot, left, may result from improper handling of braided line.
Wide pitch" hose, either braided or non-braided, is more difficult to bend due to its inherently stiff cross-section and is more susceptible to "kinking" upon installation.
The second saint beats the fell holding a slender rod in her right hand while winding the braided length onto a stick in her left hand (Fig.
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Sometimes they would be so busy, they wouldn't even comb their hair for days, and when they did, they simply opened their braids, pulled a comb through and then braided it back up again.
Abstract: A vehicle brake hose has inner tube rubber layer (1), first and second braided fiber reinforcing layers (2), (3) that are provided outside the inner tube rubber layer (1), and an outer tube rubber layer (5) that is provided outside the second braided fiber reinforcing layer (3).
The coating is applied to glass braided shielding that sleeves the steel clips that hold the fuel line pipes secure in an aircraft engine.
executive director of Capel, explained that the attitude toward braided rugs has changed because manufacturers have made them with trendy colors and softer materials.
A sash or braided leather belt can also prevent a boxy, overwhelming silhouette.