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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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Shanks uses specifically collected commercial waste to ensure the high calorific ICOPOWERA energy pellets meet strict production specifications.
I was in total awe," said Shanks of Pope John Paul II, who will be canonized this Sunday.
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.
Cats like Shanks, which we call street toms, are very hard to tame.
Telford levelled three minutes into the second period - but it did not take the Tomahawks long to regain their lead thanks to two strikes in four minutes from Ben Richards and Shanks.
Add the rosemary, thyme, stock and redcurrant jelly, pour over the lamb shanks and then place in the oven for 1.
Shanks, who claimed New Zealand's first gold of the Games on Friday after edging rival Wendy Houvenaghel of Northern Ireland in the individual pursuit final, spent three weeks training in Bordeaux with the rest of the Kiwi track team before arriving in Delhi.
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.
The "preliminary and unsolicited" interest from an unnamed private equity group values Shanks at 135p a share.
Shanks fulfilled our wildest dreams Walking the walk, he delivered the promised silverware.