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1. the larger end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine
2. the bearing surface between the larger end of a connecting rod and the crankpin of the crankshaft
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the oil is also directed in the form of spray from nozzle or splashed by a scoop or dipper on the big end to lubricate bearings at the big end of the connecting rod, crank pin, gudgeon pin, piston rings and cylinder.
We have a big end to the season coming up, still in the cup, and with other results going our way today, still with hopes of a top-four, maybe top-three, finish in the league."
Former |forward Michael He said: "The whole point of giving him the break, halfway through the season, was to preserve him and to keep him fresh and lively because it's going to be a big end to the season.
"I've got a big end of season now with the Saints and the short-term goal is getting to the finals."
With a large nail, poke two holes in the big end of a dry cob.
In Gulliver's Travels, the two nations warred over whether the big end or the little end of the egg should be uppermost when the egg was eaten.
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): Kristen Stewart has admitted that finishing work on the 'Twilight Saga' franchise didn't feel like a big end because she and the rest of the cast were so tired.
"That is good because I need to re-set, rest up and get ready for a big three weeks and a big end of the season.
Light fills the big entrance hall, coming from both the big end window and the glass and steel roof.
"It's going to be a big end of the season for Derby.
Following the recent defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough B, Whitby needed to win the big end of season clash with Stokesley.
Sall even had the cheek to recommend strongly-elasticated knickers to Leanne - "you'd have a better chance of keeping them on" - conveniently forgetting all those times car salesman Ian was running his hands over her own big end.