When a starfish climbs on a clam to open it, the starfish stiffens
its body to provide firm scaffolding for the hundreds of tube feet to exert pulling forces on the valves of the clam (Eylers, 1976).
2 An intermediate space frame stiffens
the entire structural ensemble.
The Storm defense will have to stiffen
if it plans to stay alive.
It's definitely not as cold and the swimmers don't stiffen
up as much,'' Lounder said.
904 significantly stiffens
penalties for ERISA violations.
The scientists contend also that stretching around blunted microcracks eventually stiffens
the material to the point that it can't deform any more, leading to the massive breaking of chemical bonds that sums into ordinary fractures (SN: 1/4/03, p.
The drying process stiffens
fibers, and refining restores only a portion of fiber conformability.
He notes that many current cancer drugs break up microtubules and that taxol, another well-known anticancer agent, stiffens
Structure is a cable net which stiffens
Periodically changing that field causes an upright ribbon to alternately bend and straighten as the ribbon softens and stiffens