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demister

[dē′mis·tər]
(mechanical engineering)
A series of ducts in automobiles arranged so that hot, dry air directed from the heat source is forced against the interior of the windscreen or windshield to prevent condensation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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So, while it might be tempting to stay inside the house as the car warms up and demists, if someone were to jump in the car and drive off with it, you wouldn't be covered.
Using what was learned in [9], the mesh on the cabin was coarsened in the foot wells as well as further away from the defrost and demist duct outlets.
Voucher redeemable against one free Sunday Mirror promotional AA Winter Car Kit only (AA ice-scraper, AA demist pad and 300ml CarPlan de-icer).
"In America, freedom and common sense dictates that business owners should have the right to not hire applicants who are intent on sabotaging their businesses," Demist says.
One voucher will be exchanged for one free AA Winter Car Kit, which contains an AA branded demist pad, AA branded ice-scraper and 300ml can of CarPlan de-icer.
WINDSCREENS: it's a legal requirement that your windscreen washing system works efficiently and that your screen is clear before you set off so make sure your wipers are not worn or split and you defrost and demist the car before a journey.
Additional features include rapid demist heated door mirrors, amber instrument lights replacing the green of the current version and a leather covered steeringwheel and gearknob.
There is also the welcome addition of side window demist vents.
Sinead King, 29, did not demist her car windows on the morning she smashed into Peter Vaughan.
On demist, your heater blows traffic fumes, suspended oil and smoke on to the inside of the screen, and wet roads add dirt and scratches to the outside.
He'd have the primus out while waiting for the windscreen to demist.
This is probably the worst time of day to ride a bike - between 8.30am and 9am - when a lot of motorists can't even be bothered to demist their windows properly.