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fold, spindle, or mutilate

to harm or disfigure. Referring to a once-standard line printed on machine-readable documents, such as computer punch cards. (Such a document, if folded, placed on a bill spike, or otherwise punctured, would no longer be machine-readable.) At the bottom of the bill, it said "do not fold, spindle, or mutilate," and Jane, in her anger, did all three. Look here, chum, if you don't want to get folded, spindled, or mutilated, you had better do what you are told!
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After taking the reading(s) the handle can be lifted to a level where the spindle is just below the rim of the sample container.
Within the stromal spindle cell component, approximately one-third of cases exhibited additional myxoid change and/or entrapped squamoid nests within the sclerosed stroma.
In the present study, our focus was on the spindle apparatus, a structure responsible for the segregation of chromosomes between daughter cells.
Rotate the spindle by hand, observing the gap between the tabletop and the straight edge.
Replace stair spindles New stair posts and spindles must comply with building regulations and be strong enough for the job.
They are the modified designs of asynchronous or synchronous electrical motors, integrated with a spindle.
The spindles operate with low friction, low vibration and low wear for exceptionally long life and reduced repairs.
Spindle movements have also been found in many other systems.
Extending the life of the damaged bearing or spindle
Both the main and sub spindles feature wraparound high torque motors designed for optimum thermal stability.
Development costs can now be cut dramatically by using modular spindle drives in Maxon's modular system, according to the company.
Maxon Precision Motors announced its GP 22 S and GP 32 S gearheads that are adjusted for spindles, withstand high loads and assemble easily due to a special spindle intake.
Makino's variable geometry series of horizontal machining centers provides simultaneous three-axis machining and slanted hole machining by tilting the spindle at an optimum angle for outstanding access to the machining point.
The Disposable Spindles, which are supplied in packages of 100, can be used in place of the SC4-27 spindle by means of a special adapter.