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kink

[kiŋk]
(engineering)
A tightened loop in a wire rope resulting in permanent deformation and damage to the wire.
(cell and molecular biology)
A bend between two helical segments of deoxyribonucleic acid achieved by unstacking one base pair and twisting the polynucleotide backbone.

kink

A form of damage that appears as a sharp bend or a twist in a piece of wire, tubing, or sheet metal. See compressor blade damage.
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Kinky subsequently gained the title of Frank Zappa of Countryfor his wide-ranging irreverence.
While Kinky Friedman was basing his books on the exploits of a real-life New York private eye, Dexter and co-writer Clifford Makins were setting theirs against the backdrop of an Ashes test at Lord's.
Kinky Boots is inspired by the real-life story of shoemaker Steve Pateman, who saved his ailing 100-year-old family business by turning his back on tradition.
It would seem that fashion and film are meeting this season as everybody is wearing and watching Kinky Boots.
But a small public outcry from fellow kinky people, many of them apparently people of color, on several electronic listservs devoted to BDSM resulted in a change to the more demure, "Dancing with the Devil.
Although the album boasts a score of varying musical styles, Kinky is careful not to overplay this.
Crumb-like humor in works like Untitled (Whipping), 2002, showing a dog-headed woman in high heels and a leotard poised to whip a prone, nude cat man whose oversize testicles emphasize his pathetically kinky sexuality.
Matt Dove and Remy exercised their technical know-how while fellow Volcom art enthusiasts Ethan and Jinx killed the kinky desert ramp.
THE Toucan club have snapped up yet another to Latin band, with Mexican outfit Kinky playing, what many consider to be Cardiff's best alternative venue, tomorrow evening.
They met on the set of Hideous Kinky in Morocco last year when Mr Threapleton was an assistant director and Ms Winslet was the star.
Roughly 20 years ago, Australian physician David Danks noted a strange similarity between some of his young mentally retarded patients and sheep grazing on copper-poor soils in his native country: Like the abnormal wool of the sheep, the children's hair was short, sparse, lacking in color, and extraordinarily kinky
What more perfect way to usher the summer season than with a good dose of KINKY as Sonic360 releases RARITIES on June 19th, 2007, a collection of remixes, live and previously unreleased songs by the Monterrey band that brought the contagious "Mas" into the world.