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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
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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.
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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.
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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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Tjandra JJ et al (2007) report less pain after Stapled haemorrhoidopexy, as evidenced by lower pain scores at rest and on defecation and 37.6 percent reduction in analgesic requirement.
in 2006 [16] on Stapled versus conventional surgery for haemorrhoids noted that though associated with comparable short-term results, Stapled haemorrhoidopexy is associated with a higher long-term risk of haemorrhoid recurrence and the symptom of prolapse.
After comparison between Open Haemorrhoidectomy with Stapled Haemorrhoidopexy, our study confirms that Stapled Haemorrhoidopexy is associated with shorter duration of surgery, less postoperative pain with minimal post-operative complications as compared with Milligan-Morgan (Open) Haemorrhoidectomy.
Randomized clinical trial of stapled versus milligan-morgan haemorrhoidectomy.
###(Conventional hand-sewn intestinal anastomosis)###(Stapled suturing style using EEA stapler)
The degree of stenosis/ stricture formation reportedly remains the same with both the conventional hand-sewn and stapled anastomosis, and that there is no significant difference in stricture formation between the two techniques, as documented upon, by Coolman et al.
Hence, time taken for a stapled anastomosis is reported to be significantly <the conventional hand-sewn method of anastomosis (Wrighton et al., 2008), thus ascertaining comparatively faster and convenient suturing (Jaroszewski et al., 2011; Hayashibe, 2013).
no marked stricture formation and no significant bleeding post-operatively), better efficacy and decreased suturing time, were in agreement with the investigations of other scientists (White, 2008; Li et al., 2012; Mitchell et al., 2012); the suturing time for the end- to-end anastomosis was significantly less (P[?]0.0002) for stapled anastomosis as compared with the conventional hand-sewn method (Table 2).
In the joints with both stapled and glued plates, however, increases in strength were less pronounced; the joints of 8-inch plates were only 20 percent stronger than those constructed with 4-inch plates.
For example, the 4-inch plates, staple glued gusset joints were 318 percent stronger than stapled only gusset joints.
In the gusset plated stapled moment resisting joints, results showed the larger gusset dimension and higher number of staples were the key factors in increasing the overall strength of joints.
Table 4 Moment resisting strength of Douglas-fir plywood gusseted and stapled joints.