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A removable plate designed to hold other parts in place or act as a bearing or wear surface.
(mining engineering)
A temporary support at the face to prevent coal from falling before the cut is complete, either by hand or by machine.
A prop put in the holing of a seam while being undercut.
A piece of metal often used in the same hole with a wedge-shaped key for holding pieces together.


1. A steel strap used to clasp two members together.
2. Same as gib or jib door.


A backseat pilot or navigator in a two-seat tandem aircraft. Also called GIB, or guy in back.

NIST binary

In 1995, the National Institute of Standards & Technology defined a new standard for designating binary numbers in order to eliminate ambiguity. For example, one megabyte can mean 1,000,000 (106) bytes or 1,048,576 (220) bytes, which is the true binary value.

The traditional kilo, mega, etc. designations were changed to kibi, mebi, etc. The first two letters of the word were retained followed with "bi" for binary (see table below).

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After decades, NIST measurements are not mainstream but are used to avoid ambiguity. See binary values.

BITS in:Decimal         NIST Binary

 kilobit (Kb)    kibibit (Kib)

 megabit (Mb)    mebibit (Mib)

 gigabit (Gb)    gibibit (Gib)

 terabit (Tb)    tebibit (Tib)

 petabit (Tb)    pebibit (Pib)

 exabit  (Eb)    exbibit (Eib)

 zettabit (Zb)   zebibit (Zib)

 yottabit (Yb)   yobibit (Yib)

 BYTES in:Decimal         NIST Binary

 kilobyte (KB)   kibibyte (KiB)

 megabyte (MB)   mebibyte (MiB)

 gigabyte (GB)   gibibyte (GiB)

 terabyte (TB)   tebibyte (TiB)

 petabyte (TB)   pebibyte (PiB)

 exabyte  (EB)   exbibyte (EiB)

 zettabyte (ZB)  zebibyte (ZiB)

 yottabyte (YB)  yobibyte (YiB)
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Gibbings grew up in Detroit, one block off of Woodward Avenue, which was the drag strip in Detroit.
Street vendors sometimes have organizational leaders who become brokers, but in other cases NGOs or lawyers take up this role (Gibbings 2013a).
(20) Beth Gibbings, 'Remembering the SIEV X: Who Cares for the Bodies of the Stateless, Lost at Sea', The Public Historian 32 (February 2010), 13-30.
In 1924, when she sent the manuscript for Dawn Beloved to Robert Gibbings of Golden Cockerel Press in London, he wrote to tell her that her that her 'book wasn't right for his press,' but, she reports, he kindly sent her 'script along to the firm of Gerald Duckworth.' (9) Duckworth rejected the manuscript she sent, but encouraged Devanny to send them her next work, and when she submitted The Butcher Shop, less than a year later, they issued a contract.
(29) James Calfhill, An Answer to John Martiall's Treatise of the Cross, Richard Gibbings (ed), for The Parker Society (Cambridge, 1846; rpt, New York, 1968), 274.
(15.) Thomas Gibbings, Donald Hurley, and Scott Moore, "Interagency Operations Centers: An Opportunity We Can't Ignore," Parameters, 28 (Winter 1998), 99.
John Gibbings, 37, and Martin Connop, 31, died at the scene on a quiet village road in Pontnewydd, Cwmbran.
Jobless Steven Price, 30, mowed down William John Gibbings, Martin Connop and Emma Proctor 'like skittles', Cardiff Crown Court heard.
The Winnipeg Branch presented Life Branch Memberships to several of their long-standing and dedicated members--Vince Hykawy, Susan Rusk, Sharon Bukowski, Alan Thorlakson and Lynne Gibbings. The Winnipeg Branch also honoured George Smith (University of Winnipeg) with the presentation of their first Praise Award which is presented to an individual for professional recognition in achievement and service excellence.
This reference resistor was compared with the 12 906.4 [ohm], i = 2 plateau of QHR device ac1, and also with a NL Engineering (Norman Lloyd) quadrifilar resistor (Gibbings [20] resistor) of 12 906.4 [ohm] nominal value that we labeled 12.9QF1.
Police described the three people who died -William John Gibbings, Emma Proctor and Martin Connop -as ``friends or associates''.
But owner Sir Peter Gibbings was afterwards non-commital about plans for the Arkle Chase at the Festival.