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escapement

1. any similar mechanism that regulates movement, usually consisting of toothed wheels engaged by rocking levers
2. (in a piano) the mechanism that allows the hammer to clear the string after striking, so that the string can vibrate
3. an overflow channel

escapement

[ə′skāp·mənt]
(horology)
A device in a timepiece consisting of a toothed wheel which engages alternate pallets attached to an oscillating member.
(mechanical engineering)
A ratchet device that permits motion in one direction slowly.
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The observed rate of escapement (37%) was similar to that had been found for Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) (Albert et al.
Web of Stories also has a series of insightful clips from Daniels, sharing priceless memories of his career, his fascination with motor cars, the complexities of creating the co-axial escapement as well as his early years, including his first experience of a watch: 'My interest in watches was first aroused by the discovery in the house of a watch.
Although escapement compound are more specialty and they aren't reliable for natural enemy but the cause of that they are raise in little amount, they have fewer determining ability.
Linderman said it's likely Fish and Game will shift back to a more conservative approach to management in the area, to ensure treaty obligations and escapement on both sides of the border are being satisfied.
To do so, active and passive escapements were considered and from a specifically constructed decision matrix it was concluded that an active escapement would be much more ideal in this case.
The challenge facing 15th-century horologists was how to make a power equalising device that would make the momentum exerted on the escapement constant, regardless of the state of winding.
The infeed chute functions as a magazine-type loading platform for the bars before they are released one bar at a time from an escapement to the infeed rollers.
One available management strategy uses a constant proportional escapement as a reference point (Rosenberg et al.
Campbell Award for Best New Writer, has published more than 200 short stories, a handful of collections, and four novels, including Rocket Science, Trial of Flowers, and Mainspring, the predecessor to his latest effort, Escapement.
In a book that blends history and physics, Denny introduces five lesser-known machines that also changed our world: the bow and arrow, the waterwheel, the counterpoise siege engine, the pendulum clock anchor escapement, and the centrifugal governor.
1% escapement should be enough to sustain our fishery if properly managed?
Then they hold up the escapement - the mechanical part which does the ticking - allowing the rest of the mechanism to spin round to 12 o'clock.