jackknife


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jackknife

1. a knife with the blade pivoted to fold into a recess in the handle
2. a former name for a type of dive in which the diver bends at the waist in midair, with his legs straight and his hands touching his feet, finally straightening out and entering the water headfirst: forward pike dive
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Featuring blades made from 440 Stainless, the Jackknife offers a 2 7/8" spear point and a 1 5/8" pen blade--probably enough cutting power for 95 percent of the reasons you carry a knife.
Yucky Octopus delivers punk rock that's riddled with quirks, creating a loud, discordant sound on songs such as "Jackknife the Truck," "Neo Tokyo Champagne Death Machine," "Drama club" and "Charlie Don't Surf." The easiest comparison to make is to punk mavericks the dead Milkmen, a band with which Yucky Octopus shares a penchant for wobbly sounds and outright weirdness, but here, the oddities seem more deliberate and less whimsical.
R.E.M Mine Smell Like Honey Michael Stipe and co rock out on this great song from Jackknife Lee-produced album Collapse Into Now.
In contrast to the operational approach used in NAEP, where plausible values are used to make ability inferences, the approach presented in this paper reestimates all parameters of the model, and makes ability inferences based on replicate samples of the jackknife without using plausible values.
We show by Monte Carlo simulations that the application of the jackknife estimation of Quenouille (1956) provides substantial bias reduction.
When it is not the case, as frequently happens with real data set, he claims that the best strategy is to jackknife [cpue.sub.2].
Children have always enjoyed ownership: Whether the coveted object is a jackknife or an Ipod, a child's urge to acquire is nothing new.
The "jackknife" is a useful variation of the silting position, though rarely seen either in pictures or in practice.
It doesn't have the extra features you'd find on a Swiss Army knife, but it does everything a plain jackknife or utility knife does.
The $13-million bridge project will see the existing Jackknife Bridge removed and replaced with a bridge that can redirect industrial traffic and stimulate economic development on the nearby Mission and McKellar Islands.