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staple

1
1. a short length of thin wire bent into a square U-shape, used to fasten papers, cloth, etc.
2. a short length of stiff wire formed into a U-shape with pointed ends, used for holding a hasp to a post, securing electric cables, etc

staple

2
1. (of a commodity) forming a predominant element in the product, consumption, or trade of a nation, region, etc.
2. a staple commodity
3. Chiefly US and Canadian a principal raw material produced or grown in a region
4. the fibre of wool, cotton, etc., graded as to length and fineness
5. (in medieval Europe) a town appointed to be the exclusive market for one or more major exports of the land

staple

[′stā·pəl]
(design engineering)
A U-shaped loop of wire with points at both ends; used as a fastener.
(textiles)
The average fiber length to be used in spinning a yarn.

staple

A U-shaped piece of metal or heavy wire, with pointed ends, driven into a surface to secure a sheet of material, hold a hasp, etc.

STAPLE

(language)
A programming language written at Manchester (University?) and used at ICL in the early 1970s for writing the test suites. STAPLE was based on Algol 68 and had a very advanced optimising compiler.

Staple

(language)
St Andrews Applicative Persistent Language. Language combining functional programming with persistent storage, developed at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Tony Davie, <ad@cs.st-andrews.ac.uk>.
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They were prospectively randomly selected to have staple, silk, prolene or vicryl rapide for closure of their scalp incision.
The composite wound complication rate, the study's primary outcome, was also significantly higher at 22% in the staple group vs.
ZEB's equipment has been moved to Acme's Franklin production facility on North Main Street, making Acme the oldest and only remaining U.S.-based developer and manufacturer of a full range of specialty staples and staplers, the company said in a statement released announcing the ZEB acquisition.
* The ability to support the tissue while naturally-derived staple line reinforcement begins to remodel into strong, fully-vasculatisecl tissue.
* Staple guns are useful for jobs such as attaching new window shade material to an old spring roller, recovering furniture, installing new webbing on chairs, making a garden trellis, attaching weather stripping and tacking chicken wire to a fence stake.
Even if they staple the paper the newspaper vendor will choose to "buy" one and remove the staples to rent it since at the end of the day he will make more money on it.
An oral contrast given esophago-dueodenography was performed to rule out a staple line leak under scope which did not show extra-luminal contrast extravasations (Fig.1-B).
Furthermore, stricture formation occurs less commonly when anastomosis is made with a single row of staples than with a double row of staples, however, single row of staples is not adequate to resist leakage due to non-linear buckling and opening of the tissue layers between two adjacent staples (Novacek et al., 2012), hence double row of staples proves more reliable and safe, whilst stricture formation is not marked if the correct diameter of stapler is employed.
Global staple fibers market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6% to 7% from 2016 to 2025 owing to various macroeconomic and demographic factors.
Staple gun STEP 1: Lay the pin board face down over your wadding and chosen fabric and cut around, leaving enough space either side to fold over your board.
Experimental results from testing single-staple joints indicated that the face strand orientation of OSB materials had no significant effect on their staple holding capacity in resisting lateral shear loads.