knife edge


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knife edge

a sharp-edged wedge of hard material on which the beam of a balance pivots or about which a pendulum is suspended
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I accomplish this by spreading my fingers across the back of the spine, and starting with the base of the knife edge at one far side of the stone, moving it to the other side of the stone while also moving toward the tip of the knife edge.
Pratt & Whitney implemented an engineering change in mid-2017 that was intended to improve the durability of the knife edge seal for this engine.
Excelebration, who was also second in the Greenham, claimed Germany's equivalent of the 2,000 Guineas for Botti in 2011, and the trainer has booked ryan Moore to ride the Coolmore-owned Knife Edge at Cologne.
Knife Edge made his racecourse bow last month, turning out in a sevenfurlong maiden at Ascot where he picked up readily and scored in comfortable fashion by three-quarters of length.
"The economy is on a knife edge and any increase in interest rates will leave them even worse off, forcing them to reduce spending."
There was an occasion when this particular rule was balanced on a knife edge.
Customers may want to know which knife stays sharper longer, but they also need to know that a knife edge at 20 degrees has more metal supporting it and, thus, resists dulling longer than a 15-degree edge, the knife still needs regular sharpening to maintain optimal performance.
The mask slot pair radial position is the independent variable whilst the corresponding longitudinal knife edge position is the dependent variable which needs to be measured.
"Failure to ensure the reliable and timely refund of VAT means bankruptcy for transport companies whose liquidity situation is already on a knife edge due to the economic crisis," saidaIRU President Janusz Lacny.
The whole process makes up the proprietary High Endurance Knife Edge (HEKE).
LEWIS HAMILTON insists the prospect of another Spa soaking has left every F1 driver on a knife edge.
Issues of consciousness, social struggle, and the knife edge between the material and spiritual world form a tapestry of the human search for meaning in a coldly impersonal world.