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halving

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The process of adjusting magnetic compass correctors so as to remove half of the deviation on the opposite cardinal or adjacent intercardinal headings to those on which adjustment was originally made when all deviation was removed; this action is taken to equalize the error on opposite headings.

halving

The cutting away of two wood members at their ends, each to half its thickness; when the two cut surfaces are placed together, a lap joint or half-lap joint is obtained.
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Chop vegetables into bite-size pieces and transfer to a large bowl; toss with the juice of three of the grilled lemon halves, the minced garlic, olive oil, basil, thyme leaves, 1/2 teaspoon salt and some black pepper to taste.
In Africa, after economic stagnation in the 1990s, a decade of encouraging economic growth is reducing the proportion of the population living in extreme poverty, but not quickly enough to halve it by 2015.
Halve the rectangular shape in biscuit in different ways, as 2 or more different many as possible.
Miller's plan to halve the interest rate on student loans would apply only to the subsidized loans, which last year accounted for 5.
it is unclear; perhaps the fact that the sum of three halves is more than a single whole was the intended subplot?
If we have halved it over the last five years, we are going to halve it over the next four years as well, so that by 2008, the maximum waiting time in this country will be about three or four months and the average waiting time for an operation will be five weeks.
Though the trial included only eight patients, it indicates probenecid, now used to treat gout, could halve the daily dose of zidovudine without changing overall effectiveness, says study director David M.
The effect is to almost halve the use of electricity, and halve consumers' costs.
And they then held their nerve in the testing conditions to halve the singles 6-6 and run out two-point winners.
In his initial piece "The Halves and Halve-Nots", Hyman looked at the distribution of forward P/E's in the S&P 500 over the past 15 years.
They might have lost the second foursomes but the youngest members of the side, Kevin Hale and Andrew Smith, two down with two play, produced heroic birdie putts on the last two greens to halve the match.
Kuehne missed a 5-footer for par to halve the third hole, Daly made a 20-footer for birdie to win the par-3 fifth and Mickelson's 8-footer for par was good enough to win the sixth hole and give his team a 2-up lead.