allowed time

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allowed time

[ə′lau̇d ′tīm]
(industrial engineering)
Amount of time allowed each employee for personal needs during a work cycle.
References in classic literature ?
But this evolution gave the buck a great advantage; and it also allowed time for Edwards to approach the scene of action.
Lady Janet's temper had hardly been allowed time enough to subside to its customary level.
Again, it is very often observed that, if the sperm whale, once struck, is allowed time to rally, he then acts, not so often with blind rage, as with wilful, deliberate designs of destruction to his pursuers; nor is it without conveying some eloquent indication of his character, that upon being attacked he will frequently open his mouth, and retain it in that dread expansion for several consecutive minutes.