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hairpin

1. The wedge used to tighten some types of form ties.
2. A hairpin-shaped anchor set in place while concrete is plastic.
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The two piastres that Luigi received every month from the Count of San-Felice's steward, and the price of all the little carvings in wood he sold at Rome, were expended in ear-rings, necklaces, and gold hairpins. So that, thanks to her friend's generosity, Teresa was the most beautiful and the best-attired peasant near Rome.
Meg's high-heeled slippers were very tight and hurt her, though she would not own it, and Jo's nineteen hairpins all seemed stuck straight into her head, which was not exactly comfortable, but, dear me, let us be elegant or die.
Largess, in the form of odds and ends of cold cream and pomatum, and also of hairpins, was freely distributed among the attendants.
Darya Alexandrovna, in a dressing jacket, and with her now scanty, once luxuriant and beautiful hair fastened up with hairpins on the nape of her neck, with a sunken, thin face and large, startled eyes, which looked prominent from the thinness of her face, was standing among a litter of all sorts of things scattered all over the room, before an open bureau, from which she was taking something.
Keeping to a moderate pace is safer than speeding up the hairpin turns.
Instead of winding thick copper wire around the coils of electric motors, a technique called the hairpin method uses a compressed-air pistol to fire a rectangular copper wire, similar to a hairpin, into a slot on the side of the motor.
GB2480792, "ENERGY TRANSFER HAIRPIN OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES," was announced in the Patents Journal on 14 November 2018.
Racing his 2001 Yamaha 600cc R6, Brewin came off in practice, locking his back wheel up at the hairpin, but got his back back to the pits to be checked over before finishing fifth in his class.
The hairpin is where some will test their new found skills, and the bravest of the experienced drifters will try backwards entry into the corner.
A night at the opera ends with Villanelle stabbing a mafia godfather in the brain with a poison-tipped hairpin. His bodyguards get two bullets to the head for objecting.
Sebastian Vettel finished eighth after colliding with Max Verstappen on a hairpin turn.Australian Daniel Ricciardo picked up the sixth race victory of his career in Shanghai, winning Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix despite starting in the third row.