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flat spot

An imperfection on a glossy painted surface; a spot lacking gloss, usually caused by a porous spot on the undercoat.
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Comparing the new champion to Stayers' Hurdle heroes of the past, Gemmell went on: "He is in the Big Buck's and Baracouda mould - he hits that flat spot but he comes again.
If infants are kept in the same position for a significant amount of time, they will develop a flat spot. While plagiocephaly doesn't damage the brain, it can be permanent, (http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/mdmama/2013/07/flat_spots_on_babies_heads_what_parents_need_to_know_and_do.html) Dr.
However, putting infants to sleep on their backs has been thought to contribute to an increase in infants with flat spots on the backs of their heads, a condition known as positional plagiocephaly.
Key statement: Disclosed is a pneumatic radial tire having improved flat spot resistance without sacrificing its high-speed durability, when a belt auxiliary reinforcement layer thereof is constituted of a hybrid fiber cord including a general-purpose nylon as a low-elastic fiber yarn.
However, he hit a flat spot in the home straight and stumbled badly on landing after the last before rallying again.
Gone are the days when Ruby Walsh used to look briefly in trouble with a famed 'flat spot', and he coasted round the three miles before beating Crack Away Jack, having his first run for Tom George, by nine lengths.
"He just went through a flat spot in the race but that's as good as he is and he's won another pounds 6,700 for the owners to keep everybody happy.
But Nicholls had warned the biggest danger to Big Buck's could be himself, and his habit of losing concentration halfway through a race - the so-called 'flat spot' - was becoming a concern.
The well has been designed to test the Darwin East prospect and will investigate geographical attributes, including a flat spot, amplitude conformance to structure and an AVO anomaly.
Switched up another furlong last time, Appeal again impressed when shrugged off a slight mid-race flat spot to outstay her rivals at Dunstall Park.
After short-term storage (about three months), the flat spot usually goes away with a few miles of driving--but not always.
After the airplane was towed inside a hangar and secured, inspection revealed the right tire exhibited a flat spot on the inboard sidewall and held no pressure while the left tire also exhibited a flat spot on the inboard sidewall but still retained air.