bit blank

bit blank

[′bit ‚blaŋk]
(design engineering)
A steel bit in which diamonds or other cutting media may be inset by hand peening or attached by a mechanical process such as casting, sintering, or brazing. Also known as bit shank; blank; blank bit; shank.
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Scampering away from the centre circle, he expertly slotted home under pressure but said: "Everything went a little bit blank! Once it hits the net everything else is irrelevant."
After I left the first session my mind was a bit blank. It took a couple of hours, but then I thought, 'I don't need this.'.
She often registers as more petulant than wounded, almost spoiled, and also a bit blank. When her father, Tommy (Will Patton), visiting from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, swings by, laughing like a hyena and splashing booze, he gives the movie a jolt.
You go a bit blank, but it is by no means a blur - the enormity of it all certainly hit me"
Now, many male readers might be looking a bit blank now.
However, in the interests of furthering the Alex cause, I've found the best thing to do is say something like 'There's sometimes a bit of a sort of rattly noise that I think kind of comes from the back', half-giggle and look a bit blank.
He looked a bit blank until I reminded him that a lovely tribute to Sir Matt Busby and other United legends adorns Les' living room wall.
Scampering away from the centre circle, he slotted home under pressure but said: "Everything went a little bit blank! Once it hits the net everything else is irrelevant."
I looked a bit blank, then said, 'That's a fantastic question, why don't you and your mother go and do some research and I will tell you if you are right'.
He was a bit blank in the pits and couldn't remember anything about the accident.''