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pinch

1. the quantity of a substance, such as salt, that can be taken between a thumb and finger
2. a very small quantity

pinch

[pinch]
(engineering)
The closing-in of borehole walls before casing is emplaced, resulting from rock failure when drilling in formations having a low compressional strength.
(geology)
Thinning of a rock layer, as where a vein narrows.
(mining engineering)
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The valve is physically very similar to a 'standard' Pinch Valve, keeping the main advantage of the completely clear bore.
Specific exercises included rice grabs, pinch grip lifting, and wrist rolls.
Red Valve promotes itself as the world's leading manufacturer of pinch valves used in the mining industry, waste water treatment facilities and cement plants as an industrial valve along with aeration and diffusion systems used in industrial plants.
Paige and Pinch raise themselves, living unsupervised in their small, two-bedroom apartment they affectionately refer to as "the pseudo" because of its pseudo-Victorian style.
In vitro work by Smith, Sonstegard, and Anderson (1977) gave further support to the deleterious effects of pinch grips, particularly those performed with the wrist in flexed postures.
Hardy was 2-for-7 as a pinch hitter in 1960, and 4-for-15 (not 3-for-14, as shown in The Baseball Encyclopedia) in 1961.
In this solid historical study, William Pinch provides an in-depth examination of the role that Hindu monks played in the mobilization of rural farmers in Gangetic India during the struggle for independence.
Sprinkle the remaining pinch of coriander, cumin, and red pepper over the beans.
a leading supplier of window treatments, will focus on several categories that have been dormant in the category but which it sees resurging --tiers, sheers and pinch pleats.
Pinch forming was the first method ancient people used to make clay objects by hand.
He'll pinch my pinky until the mouse starts squeaking.
With a rub here and a pinch there each time you walk through the garden, you can direct plant vigor just where you want it.