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trimming

[′trim·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Removing irregular edges from a drawn part, or parting-line flash from a forging, or gates, risers, and fins from a casting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trimming

Trimming rafters, or trimmers and trimming joists which form an opening.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trimming

i. The process of using trim tabs to balance out-of-trim forces in flight.
ii. The process of using a trim curve to check the rated output of an engine. It involves operating the engine near takeoff power and obtaining readings of the turbine gas temperature in accordance with the engine trim chart.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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It would have reversed a 20-year-old law prohibiting landfill disposal of yard trimmings.
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The Bata-ville project was largely enabled by public funding for East Tilbury's regeneration, and superficially it might appear as part of that process's "trimmings." However, the project's participants were all self-selecting individuals who'd responded to the artists' invitation to apply for a place on the trip, not a targeted group supposedly being "empowered by community art," and their awareness that they've struck a working deal with the artists comes over fairly clearly.
The company has developed a clipper officially certified by NASA to make trimming hair easier for astronauts on space missions.
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Many other countries have an excess of lean beef and fewer fed beef trimmings. NCBA believes that gaining access to those countries for this type of product would help boost its value and help get it into 30,000 McDonald's restaurants in 121 countries where the company every day serves more than 46 million people.