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Zoology an organ in certain animals, such as an antenna or tentacle, that is sensitive to touch



(or feeler gauge), a gauge that is used to inspect gaps between surfaces. A feeler is a thin strip with a specified thickness in the range from 0.02 to 1 mm. Feelers are usually manufac-

Figure 1. Feelers in a case

tured as sets of strips of various thicknesses housed in a single case (Figure 1). The strips may be used individually or in various combinations.

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Last year The Feelers recorded a cover of Jesus Jones' 1991 hit Right Here Right Now for the Rugby World Cup which was held in New Zealand, and of course, won by the All Blacks, who defeated France in the final.
Word History: In Greece more than two thousand years ago, the philosopher and naturalist Aristotle wrote a description of insects{rsquo} feelers.
Of the 318 subjects, 36 were sensate perceiving, 122 were sensate judging, 62 were intuitive thinkers, and 98 were intuitive feelers.
We've been looking for a veteran to have some fun over here with for a while now and had put out a few feelers,'' explained Alan Gutteridge.
For the non-rural students, the predominant Myers-Briggs type was ENFP (extroverts, intuitive, feelers and perceivers), accounting for 52.
Betis president Manuel Ruiz de Lopera knows he is likely to lose the Spanish wing ace in the summer, and has already sent out feelers for Newcastle's Laurent Robert as a replacement.
Chairman of VMS Roger Stainforth, which employs around 60 people, said: "We have put feelers out for the games in China and are hoping to secure a major order.
Aug was unavailable for comment as REW went to press, but sources say he's been "putting out the feelers to everyone" in a bid to off-load the company.
In the same venue, Rodney Graham's film Rheinmetall--Victoria 8, 2003, in which an antique Rheinmetall typewriter drowns slowly in fake snow, sends friendly feelers out to John Armleder's luscious snowdrift of silver Christmas trees, which are piled up around the corner.
Nothing has been sorted but we've been putting out feelers, you never know.