quick return

quick return

[′kwik ri′tərn]
(mechanical engineering)
A device used in a reciprocating machine to make the return stroke faster than the power stroke.
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With proper civilities the ladies then withdrew; all of them equally surprised that he meditated a quick return.
What you want is a good investment and a quick return.
or, if new grocers were to fill their windows with mountains of currants and sugar, made seductive by contrast and tickets,--what security was there for Grimworth, that a vagrant spirit in shopping, once introduced, would not in the end carry the most important families to the larger market town of Cattleton, where, business being done on a system of small profits and quick returns, the fashions were of the freshest, and goods of all kinds might be bought at an advantage?
UNITED NATIONS, July 4 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke earlier today Thursday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamal Amr to express his concern about "the Army's intervention in the country's civilian affairs, and to call for a quick return to civilian rule," his press office said in a statement.
TOMAS CERNY has warned his Hamilton team-mates they need to cure their home sickness if they're to stand a chance of a quick return to the SPL.
Former AM rules out a quick return to politics A PROMINENT former Conservative AM has ruled out making a quick return to politics by running in next year's council elections.
CESC FABREGAS has vowed to make a quick return from injury as he pledged his future to Arsenal.
The ECO range is said to offer a quick return on investment, normally ensured through savings on material and labor alone.
Running on well she finished second to Nine O, beaten two-and-a-half lengths - and this quick return to action could pay off.
ANAHEIM - Angels rookie third baseman Dallas McPherson, on the disabled list with inflammation in his right hip, made an unexpectedly quick return to Angel Stadium on Monday.
Too many insurers are approving only those expenditures that provide a quick return on investment.
They are easy to install, require almost no maintenance, and provide a quick return on investment through reduced water and soap use.