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eccentric

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an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride

a hand tool consisting of a rotating shaft with parallel handle

travel along a zigzag path

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start by cranking

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rotate with a crank

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fasten with a crank

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bend into the shape of a crank

(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

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Previous investigations conducted on a treadmill--therefore requiring steering--have demonstrated significant differences in mechanical efficiency, peak power output, and peak heart rate between synchronous and asynchronous arm cranking [4,6].
Stop cranking if the engine hasn't started after two minutes, or you can burn up the starter.
Re-read the definition and you will doubtless agree that the sentence should say, "Consumers who are cranking up (air cons) may think a bonanza is in store for electric companies.
Driver satisfaction can be enhanced through ensured ignition cranking, even after long periods of vehicle rest;
This fix will make the cranking a harder task, but the antenna will raise and lower.
When you're cranking out VOCs, you're going to pay the price.
Cranking the winch clockwise (the wrong direction) with the cam locks still locked.
Since Ball knew he would be reeling in every fish - there would be no trading off cranking duties after each hookup - he planned to use a fighting harness even on smaller quarry to hasten the retrieval and preserve strength.
Each represents significant opportunity, and consequently, "Trendsetter" companies are cranking up increased investments for corporate and human capital - which in turn will contribute to continuation of the long-running economic expansion.
If I were to say that in person, I'd make the gesture as if I were cranking on something on the side of my body.
Automotive batteries are ranked by two factors, starting power, called "cold cranking amps" (CCAs), which indicate the power available to start the engine, and reserve capacity (RC), the number of minutes the battery will operate the