elephant trunk

elephant trunk

A long cylindrical tube with a hopper-like top; used as a chute for concrete in placing the concrete in deep shafts or forms; the tube is kept filled with concrete, so that there is no free fall of material and resultant segregation of its constituents is avoided.
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The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is seeking suitably qualified suppliers for the provision of vascular hybrid grafts that is suitable for confined deployment in the Frozen Elephant Trunk procedure.
The initial stage of the procedure consists of an aortic valve, root, and arch replacement, including leaving an elephant trunk portion of the graft that hangs down into the descending aorta.
Lee said researchers are also thinking of designing a sensor based on an elephant trunk, which puffs out air, stirring up an area, and then sucks in air to smell.
1963, in which an elephant trunk reaches to touch an anonymous individual's outstretched arm; the parity it expresses between the two species is startling.
The number 6 is like an elephant trunk and 7 is like a boomerang, so, if you have to remember to catch the 67 bus, imagine an elephant standing at a bus stop, throwing a boomerang with its trunk.
In some, the tooth whorl is placed on the upper jaw, curling outward like a spiky elephant trunk.
Close contact with elephant(s) 1/3 (33) Participated in elephant trunk washes 0/1 (0) Pressure washed barn walls and floors 5/8 (63) N95 respirator fit tested annually 2/5 (40) "Always" compliant with N95 wear 2/5 (40) TST conversion/ Potential risk factor no risk factor, no.
While women were trying to support the weight of the massive beehive, now brought back to life by singers such as Amy Winehouse, the infamous Duck's Arse, Boston and Elephant Trunk were all vying for contention with Teddy Boys.
Sailing from Long Chuan Ping Jetty to Die Cai Mountain, guests can enjoy a classical Chinese guzheng (a Chinese plucked zither) performance as the boat journeys across a 10-km natural river gallery, passing 10 of Guilin's most famous mountains such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, Seven Star Hill and Laoren Hill.
Of particular note is the intrusion known as the Elephant Trunk which extends from the north west edge towards the centre.
2) A trifurcated graft is commonly used to create an elephant trunk anastomosis and then a graft-to-graft anastomosis is constructed between the elephant trunk and the proximal repair to complete the procedure.