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creeps

A symptom of decompression sickness in which there is itching and tingling of the skin. Also, the skin feels hot and cold. Sometimes, a skin rash or irritation in the eyes also may take place. This is caused by the evolution of nitrogen gas in the blood and body tissues as a result of the effects of reduced atmospheric pressure on the body.
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A lot of love and care has been put into making these little creeps a joy to play with, and there are many more to come," the developer continues.
This project team has surveyed the electronics manufacturing industry to identify leading factors in creep corrosion and is working to understand the sensitivities of those factors.
Various mathematical functions have been employed to model experimental measurements of creep compliance that are more convenient than the use of spring and dash-pot elements because fewer parameters are required.
Strength, shrinkage and creep of concrete in tension and compression have been determined and the relationship between those properties was studied.
Another material is Spectra, also an HMPE fiber with a little more creep than Dyneema.
Step through the gateway and creep through the Hall of Spiders, see the carnivorous ``Bad Baby,'' and then escape from the mistress of the house and her undead husband.
Long-term creeps of HDPE and of the blends containing 20, 30, 40, or 50% of COC plotted against real time are compared in Fig.
Numerous mathematical expressions and models have been proposed to describe creep behavior of polymers.
To understand the interplay of both kinetics and mechanics during post-curing, DMA creep experiments were performed at various post-cure temperatures.
A number of empirical functions are currently being developed to accommodate the influence of physical aging on the creep rate of plastics (1, 2), where physical aging involves slow structural changes in both amorphous and semicrystalline polymers as a result of the material being quenched from the melt to form a solid that is not in structural equilibrium.
Sharon Stone, in the Signoret role of a boarding school headmaster's mistress who helps his sickly wife murder the creep, is all crass one-liners and too-tight clothes.
Here is some of the damage caused by these vandal creeps," writes 12-year-old Sonya Bejines.