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misfire

[′mis‚fīr]
(chemistry)
Failure of fuel or an explosive charge to ignite properly.
(electronics)
Failure to establish an arc between the main anode and the cathode of an ignitron or other mercury-arc rectifier during a scheduled conducting period.
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Piano-primed sensuality for the new ice age is order of the day with impressive (Elton John) and misfiring (Stephen Fry) guest slots.
By significantly reducing the chance of misfiring, it decreases emission levels and virtually eliminates false alarms the vehicle may signal.
Gun control advocates are again misfiring as they try to usurp the Second Amendment; by trying to hold gun makers responsible over marketing of firearms, they hope to drive manufactures out of business.
The initials 'AA' and the last three letters being 'ADE' lead to just one question - had notoriously misfiring Palace striker Ade Akinbiyi tried to park it in Bay Two and completely missed the target?
But coach Andy McGlennan fears his side may struggle to sink Montrose unless the Hampden strikers stop misfiring.
The last two weeks we've been misfiring a little bit for an assortment of the reasons.
But every time I got close in a slower corner he (Heidfeld) would pull away under acceleration which was strange as I could here the engine misfiring.
OLDHAM boss Andy Ritchie will keep his misfiring strikers behind for extra shooting practice after they somehow threw away two points here.
Hot-shot Henry has since switched from being a misfiring winger to red-hot striker.
Jones got the most applause despite not playing (and appearing as a member of the opposing team), Rice was misfiring from the outset, O'Neal's 3-footers were 3 inches short.
But the Norwegian hit- man has been told not to expect to play again until the middle of March, which leaves misfiring Chris Armstrong as manager George Graham's only fit senior striker.
UCLA guards Baron Davis and Earl Watson combined for 36 points and outplayed their Cal counterparts, Geno Carlisle and Thomas Kilgore, who spent much of the night misfiring and mishandling the ball.