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inspect

[in′spekt]
(industrial engineering)
To examine an object to determine whether it conforms to standards; may employ sight, hearing, touch, odor, or taste.
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When Jurgis had first inspected the packing plants with Szedvilas, he had marveled while he listened to the tale of all the things that were made out of the carcasses of animals, and of all the lesser industries that were maintained there; now he found that each one of these lesser industries was a separate little inferno, in its way as horrible as the killing beds, the source and fountain of them all.
As she inspected her new abode she ordered her chair to be stopped at intervals in order that, with finger extended towards some article of furniture, she might ply the respectfully smiling, yet secretly apprehensive, landlord with unexpected questions.
The first sentinel then summoned a second sentinel, stationed within an inner lodge, who showed his face at the grating, and inspected the new arrival most attentively.
He inspected her bullocks critically, as they came up grunting and blowing under the yokes.
He rose from his chair and inspected a picture on the wall, then moved on to another picture, the mess watching him without a word.
Then he took out the key, which was on the inside, and inspected that also.
He inspected each one, lifted it up, put his nose to it, and at length said: 'The jam seems to me to be good, so weigh me out four ounces, dear woman, and if it is a quarter of a pound that is of no consequence.
Mr Vince lowered Ruth gently into a chair and, holding her hand, inspected the fermenting old gentleman gravely.
Carefully he inspected them, felt of their limbs and poked them in the ribs.
The young lady inspected her flounces and smoothed her ribbons again; and Winterbourne presently risked an observation upon the beauty of the view.
The best that offered was a recess in the thick wall between the two windows, filled with hanging clothes: a narrow closet without a door, which would shelter me well enough if not too curiously inspected.
Your ticket will be inspected every now and then along the route, and when it is time to change cars you will know it.