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buckle

[′bək·əl]
(graphic arts)
Curvature in a film that has been stored at an improper humidity.
(metallurgy)
An up-and-down wrinkle on the surface of a metal bar or sheet.

buckle

1. Distortion of the surfaces of a beam or girder under load; caused by unequal distribution of weight, temperature, or moisture, or the lack of uniform texture.
2. Distortion of the surface of a sheet of material, such as a bulge or wrinkle in asphalt prepared roofing.
3. A brotch.
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In the past Paul's been unreliable but he's got to buckle down, " warned former boss John Doran, now on the backroom staff at Bootle.
Director of football Graham Turner, disappointed over the Trophy defeat by Dover and the Bulls' mid-table standing, said: "We must buckle down to achieve the highest position we can.
Haights Cross companies include: Triumph Learning, Buckle Down Publishing, Options Publishing, and Recorded Books.
Why don't we all buckle down to work and unite in order to propel our country to economic progress?
Before his recall in July, the all-rounder had spent two and a half years out of the reckoning after selectors concluded that his lack of physical fitness and willingness to buckle down and improve were serious issues.
I really wanted to just buckle down and get rid of the tiny bit of excess weight I was carrying.
The game got loose at times and we needed to buckle down.
But he insists it's now time to buckle down and prove he has what it takes.
His opening acceleration is that of a decent four-bend performer, and Charlie Lister's dog can come out on top after a buckle down the back-straight.
Now I want to buckle down and a cup run would be great.
Besides Oakstone, other HCC units include Audio Adventures (Prince Frederick, MD), Buckle Down Publishing (Iowa City, IA), Chelsea House Publishers (Langhorne, PA), Newbridge Educational Publishing (Northborough, MA), Options Publishing (Merrimack, NH), Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), Sundance Publishing (Northborough, MA) and Triumph Learning (New York).