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Fine, shallow cracks appearing on the surface of a material or in a film of a surface coating. Also known as check cracks.
Temporarily reducing the volume or temperature of the air blast in a blast furnace.


A defect in a coated surface characterized by the appearance of fine cracks in all directions; also cracking of wood grain caused by improper drying.

checking, check cracks, map cracks, shelling

1.Shallow cracks at closely spaced but irregular intervals on the surface of mortar or concrete.
2. Small cracks in a film of paint or varnish which do not completely penetrate to the substrate or the previous coat. The cracks are in a pattern roughly similar to a checkerboard.
3. In plastering, in a lime finish coat, fine spider-web cracks or fissures; usually caused by insufficient troweling or undergauging.
4. See check.
5. Very small cracks in a flat glass surface, usually along an edge.
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These accounts don't offer checking services, which means that bill paying must be done with cash or money orders.
com offers a higher interest rate on checking and CDs, and has the ability to scour the Internet for the best rates on insurance as well as mortgages.
We've built our business by welcoming everyday customers to WaMu with our original Free Checking account, and then by winning them over with our other great products and customer service," said Killinger.
The Cash Bonus rebate program pays enrolled customers annually and customers can track the growth of their rebate through monthly updates that appear on their checking account statement.
The risk to medium-sized businesses is greatest, because they don't often have the controls in place or the banking relationship to protect them, but often do have large amounts in their checking accounts, especially around payroll time," notes Steve Balmer, Crime Product Manager for Travelers Bond.
a leader in electronic payment solutions, today announced that the Gem Shopping Network (GSN) is utilizing Intell-A-Check's electronic check writing application in its call center environment -- giving GSN viewers the opportunity to buy rare gemstones and related items using their checking account.
Online checking makes economic sense for businesses, said Dave Kvederis, president and CEO of BankServ.