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big end

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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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Neighbourhood Watch teams could mobilise with shovels and garden rollers to smooth over softened areas and fill in deep bits with discarded big ends and exhaust pipes.
Skelton did well in spurts against Andy Thomson yesterday and played the big ends well, but his lack of overall consistency may count against him.
AA PATROLS have been ordered to drop motoring jargon and start speaking in simple English to confused drivers who don't know their big ends from their brakes.
Will it run its big ends, will the gearbox seize solid, will the back axle disintegrate?
"Against a lot of these teams you don't often get chances to get big ends so when that opportunity came we managed to capitalise," she said.