hairline crack


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hairline crack

A tiny crack visible on the surface of material.
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Laboratory tests showed that these hairline cracks were due to localised impurity in the aluminium car-body material that occurred during the manufacturing process.
It's a hairline crack with no complications, it's not in a dangerous position and no operation is required.
The Colombian suffered a hairline crack in his left shoulder blade when he fell during the game in Madrid on Saturday.
It begins as a hairline crack then widens and deepens as it snakes across the room.
Bude householder Anne Kyle said that after the "frightening" noise, a hairline crack in a wall in her home had widened.
We thought initially that it might be due to a bruised foot, but we then realised it must be something else and he was sent to the vets in Lambourn, where an x-ray showed a hairline crack to his near-fore pastern.
Now a hairline crack has been found and his leg has been immobilised below the knee to help the fracture heal.
Mirror Sport revealed on Thursday that Froome (above) tried to carry on despite the hairline crack in his wrist.
The Colombian suffered a hairline crack in his shoulder after falling over playing tennis.
PILOT ALERT, fifth behind Allen Gift in the final of the William Hill Derby at Wimbledon last week, suffered a hairline crack to a hock in the race and is likely to be out of action until the autumn.
Nasa spokeswoman Jessica Rye said the flaw was a hairline crack and said that after sending images of it to the tank's manufacturer, the space agency concluded it did not need to make repairs.
The Colombian suffered a hairline crack in his shoulder in a tennis accident and has been advised to rest.