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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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Included in the assets to be sold are the company's three remaining operating units: Triumph Learning (Iowa City, IA), HCC's test-prep and intervention business, comprised of its Coach, Buckle Down and Options brands; Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), a producer of audio books and other audio media for libraries, schools, and consumers; and, Oakstone Publishing (Birmingham, AL), a publisher of continuing medical education and employee wellness materials.
However, the strong-running Ballymac Barton has started to trap better and is fancied to win the buckle down the back-straight to prevail.
Let the technicians in by all means but only as TMIMechE and if they want more then they should buckle down and obtain the necessary qualifications.
Levein said: "Lee will have a chance to buckle down and do some fitness work.
So just buckle down and forget that you have lost everything.
But with the calm that surrounds you, this is the perfect time to buckle down on your school work.
It used to be said that being good at snooker was a sign of a misspent youth, and yes, there is a teacher in Ysgol Bro Myrddin, Carmarthen, whose claim to fame is the day she told Matthew Stevens that he should buckle down to his school work as snooker would get him nowhere.
TONY Blair's government should "stop making heroic promises" over the NHS and instead "buckle down to the unglamorous detail of building a good-enough health system for the 21st Century", a leading think tank said today.
Rowe has his hands full as the company, vowing to concentrate on health care following the spinoff, looks to buckle down in 2001.
But Lee admits he wasn't a disciplined student: "I would climb the school's fence to get out!" At eight, his parents sent him to boarding school in France (where his mom was from) to buckle down. "I was always interested in science, but found math and physics difficult," he says.
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."