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flinching

[′flin·chiŋ]
(industrial engineering)
In inspection, failure to call a borderline defect a defect.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The fact that Van Jones was forced to submit his resignation without any comment from the White House is the latest flinching act that has had ardent supporters of Obama, such as (campaign veteran) Bob Beckel, seriously questioning his radical associations.
FORD Motor Co is marking the 100th anniversary of the Model T, the first low-priced car that introduced motoring to the masses, at a time when Americans are flinching at the cost of filling their petrol tanks and the US automobile industry is struggling with plant closures and redundancies.
No doubt, Nicholas Leichter can face down a daunting piece of music without flinching. The young choreographer took on major commissions from the Brooklyn Philharmonic: Orff's Carmina Burana and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
"We all have to support and maintain strong ties with the Katif and Samaria residents, and to act with daring and courage, without flinching," Shapira urged.
By the way, McClearn isn't flinching, it's just the angle of the photo.--Editor
While this might be considered a separate subject, it is really related to the reason we want to control recoil, and that is flinching. Muzzle blast is often more of a contributor to flinching than is the actual recoil.
Real hope, perhaps, can be described as taking a look at all "the pieces" without flinching, realizing that God's design will in time emerge.
Still, it is an impressive survey, including the nationally televised bleeding statue in Akita, Japan (1973-81), an Arabic-speaking Virgin who exudes pure olive oil in Damascus (1982-90), and "frozen" visionaries in Rwanda who withstand knife pricks and candle flames without flinching (1981-89).
The men look intently, not flinching, as the helicopter is inched up the loading ramp.
Perhaps it's because she shines so strongly as the true icon of holy womanhood, and that is one mirror into which the average feminist cannot gaze without flinching.
Still, plenty of bowhunters suffer punching and flinching problems when using release aids, particularly if they shoot styles triggered with the index finger (I'll go into the reasons for that shortly).