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stopping

[′stäp·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
A brattice, or more commonly, a masonry or brick wall built across old headings, chutes, or airways to confine the ventilating current to certain passages, or to lock up the gas in old workings, or to smother a mine fire.
(nucleonics)
The decrease in kinetic energy of an ionizing particle as a result of energy losses along its path through matter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stopper, stopping

A compound, such as putty, used to fill holes in wood, metal, etc.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Next stopping points will be at Coachmans Court and Blacksmiths Avenue before reaching Ploughmans Drive.
Four measurements are considered which are the decrease in bicycle speed, decrease in vehicle speed, bus stopping plus leaving time, and number of occupied lanes.
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It is for that reason that almost all single Bb[flat] horns and many double descants (Bb[flat]/f) have a stopping valve with a tubing length to compensate for the shortening of the tubing when stopping.
Tysabri (or natalizumab) binds to an ICAM and blocks its function, thereby stopping activated immune cells from leaving the bloodstream.
Run defense, at its most rudimental level, involves finding the best runner and his best running play and stopping it.
Tropical Storm (departing from Miami and stopping along the East Coast and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware): Yocasta Juliao, yocastajuliao@aol.com.
The majority of women (70%) had no or only mild withdrawal symptoms after stopping hormone therapy, but 30% had troublesome symptoms.
Stopping the calender and turning off the TCU circulation pumps before the calender reaches ambient is not considered good practice.
But, you will protest at once, if that is really the case, then the referent in Antipholus's verse can only be "Vlisses wandring men." Or to put it differently: If Shakespeare did indeed recall Gifford's words, he must also have associated the stopping of ears with Ulysses' crew, and not (as I asserted earlier) with the Ithacan himself.
Since the notion of scaling back, let alone stopping, the drug war is too co ntroversial for most politicians to handle, it's hardly surprising that its role in racial profiling should go largely unacknowledged.