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shank

1. Anatomy the shin
2. the corresponding part of the leg in vertebrates other than man
3. Engineering a ladle used for molten metal
4. Music another word for crook

shank

[shaŋk]
(design engineering)
The end of a tool which fits into a drawing holder, as on a drill.

shank

shank, 1
1. One of the plain spaces between the channels of a triglyph in a Doric frieze.
2. That part of a tool which connects the acting part with the handle.
3. The body of a fastener, such as a nail or bolt, i.e., the portion between the head and the point.
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In fact, some varieties of chickens have feathered shanks (legs), but others do not.
Shanks said that the Industrial Cleaning Wallonia business is not core to its strategy and does not have the capability to generate the required returns under Shanks' ownership.
I did a quick survey of my other deer hunting friends, and it turns out that a lot of hunters think you can't do anything with the shanks of a deer.
Shanks and Nett towered over the field as their combined wingspan of more than 152 inches nearly smothered the width of the court.
Shanks also has plans to dispose its two Blochaim and Kettering materials recycling plants for total of Au6m.
to manage a store, Shanks met a salesman for Amway, which specialized in positive thinking books.
In cold, wet conditions, the Haylors made the early running and opened up a 15-10 and 17-12 advantage before the game changed dramatically during the next two ends as Pritchard and Shanks scored a treble and a double to square the match at 17-17.
When the Shanks went to West Africa, their work with the Harrist Church (fruit of the ministry of the prophet William Wade Harris--see chapter 10: "The Legacy of William Wade Harris") was also intentionally "on the margins.
Add the rosemary, thyme, stock and redcurrant jelly, pour over the lamb shanks and then place in the oven for 1.
The lower price comes a month after Shanks told shareholders that it expected full-year trading results to be slightly below its expectations.
Shanks confirmed it has received a 135p-a-share approach from a private equity firm, thought to be US buy-out group Carlyle.