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dwell

1. a regular pause in the operation of a machine
2. a flat or constant-radius portion on a linear or rotary cam enabling the cam follower to remain static for a brief time

dwell

[dwel]
(design engineering)
That part of a cam that allows the cam follower to remain at maximum lift for a period of time.
(electricity)
The number of degrees through which the distributor cam rotates from the time that the contact points close to the time that they open again. Also known as dwell angle.
(engineering)
A pause in the application of pressure to a mold.
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Sison, officer in charge of the city government's Public Information Office, the CSWD will bring the street dwellers to several centers of the department so that proper care and assistance would be given to them and to the so-called rugby boys, who sniff solvent.
Speaking at the weekend during the flag-off of the training programme held at Ikoyile, Oriire Local Government Area of the state, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, Prince Oyewole Oyewumi said that the training would enable the rural dwellers to become creditworthy groups, noting that after the training, they will be linked with financial institutions for loan accessibility by RUFIN.
These street dwellers keep coming back after being rounded up by the city social service department as shown on local television channels.
We therefore decided to examine city dwellers,' Kuhn added.
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Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary(HUPA) today approved 30 PPP Projects proposed by Gujarat Government for rehabilitation of slum dwellers in Ahmedabd, Surat, Rajkota and Vadodara.
Manila: A group organised to protect the rights of informal settlers in Metro Manila criticised a government agency which announced its plan to train garbage collectors for employment, adding the training is meant to cut down earnings made by slum dwellers engaged in recovery and sale of recycled and biodegradable trash.
The police have registered cases against 2,000 slum dwellers for putting hurdles during the ongoing operation.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqiya Bloc MP Rd al-Dahlaki warned the Iraqi government of losing its international reputation for "negative treatment of anti-Iranian dwellers of Liberty Camp".
IN your editorial on hunting (Journal, December 27) I note your comment about "urban dwellers who wanted the ban but had little real concept of what hunting with hounds meant to those in the country".
Amante Salvador, head of the Street Dweller Care Unit, said the agency has partnered with DSWD in an intensified campaign to rid the streets of Metro Manila of vagrants and ethnic street dwellers this Christmas season.
Well simply because as children's toys and books and the little bit of utensils that the slum dwellers owned were thrown out of the hutments each day, it seemed like no one -- as was the case during the Campa Cola demolition -- was losing his sleep over their plight.