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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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0722 490 xxxI fully support Mr Mwaura's commentary on newspaper stapling.
- By product, manual surgical stapling devices dominated the market in terms of revenue in 2017.
4.2 Surgical Stapling Market Competitive Landscape: Market Position Analysis (Based On Products, Regional Presence
Surgical stapling is considered superior to the conventional hand-sewn methods (El-Bakry, 2002), since complications related to the stapling technique are uncommon; mechanical failure is quite rare and malfunction, if any, occurs only due to operator inexperience.
This was in close agreement of our finding of bloody stools passed by one dog after surgical stapling. Yet, other scientists report no significant differences between the conventional hand-sewn method or the stapled suturing method regarding clinical characteristics and severity of complications (Everett et al., 2005; Hayashibe, 2013).
On the other hand Surgical Stapling Devices have come with advantages like better speed, accuracy, and perfection of the wound closure.
Surgical Stapling Devices market can be segmented based on products -
The new Endo GIA stapling system includes an ergonomically enhanced, lightweight handle designed for precise control.
A heavy-duty model is available for stapling down roofing shingles.
COUNTERPRODUCTIVEIn particular, Mr Kihanya, who writes the Sunday Nation column, 'The World of Figures', questioned the purpose of stapling."Why are they stapling the newspaper shut these days?
Interval Type of Material No Seroma Erythema (days) complication 3rd Day Skin stapling 44 4 2 Skin Suturing 40 6 4 Total 84 10 6 5th Day Skin stapling 46 2 0 Skin Suturing 44 4 0 Total 90 6 0 7th Day Skin stapling 48 0 0 Skin Suturing 48 0 0 Total 96 0 0 Interval Type of Material Purulent wound Total (days) exudates separation 3rd Day Skin stapling 0 0 50 Skin Suturing 0 0 50 Total 0 0 100 5th Day Skin stapling 2 * 2 * 50 Skin Suturing 2 + 2 + 50 Total 4 4 100 7th Day Skin stapling 0 2 * 50 Skin Suturing 0 2 + 50 Total 0 4 100 * and + same patient in staple group and suture group had purulent discharge and wound separation.
Results obtained in these tests also reflected the uncertainties and strength variability of stapling into the edge of plywood and OSB.