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clinker

1. An unpleasant or incorrect musical note. Oof, that was a real clinker—my finger slipped and hit the wrong key.
2. Someone or something deemed to be insignificant or ineffectual. I think it's time for me to get a new car—this one has turned out to be a real clinker.

clinker

1. n. a mistake; (in music) a misplayed note. Look at the score, man! That series of clinkers just isn’t there.
2. n. a worthless person or thing. (From the term for a cinder.) Ralph has turned out to be a real clinker. We’ll have to pink slip him.
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Cement export volumes increased to 254,000 tonnes, while clinker volumes (mainly exports) jumped to 406,000 tonnes.
The terminal, which has a capacity to annually handle 12m tonnes of coal and 4m tonnes of cement and clinker at Port Qasim, expects to handle coal imports of 8-10m tonnes during this financial year.
Raysut Cement Company (RCC), Omans largest cement manufacturer is upgrading its clinker cooler technology to increase savings in its production.
Clinker production went up by 6.71% in 2018 to 7.353 million tons compared to 6.890 million tons in 2017.
Raysut Cement has signed an agreement with Oman-based Ayoki Engineering for upgrading company's clinker cooler line 3 in Salalah.
They attribute higher exports to currency devaluation, additional production from new capacities in South and higher clinker sales to regional countries on the back of closure of some clinker production lines in China owing to strict environmental regulation.
The demand for clinker in Bangladesh has gone up and its prices have also gone up, Association added 'It's a good breathing space for Pakistani cement manufacturers to export our surplus clinker to Bangladesh and other parts of the world.
The company is at the centre of a storm after at least 10 residents of Kikambodia Kikaangoni ghetto in Mikindani died of suspected clinker poisoning coming from the company.
For the Cuenca Plant, Hormicreto selected the MPS 2500 BC Swing Mill with "Lift and Swing" technology, which has the capability to grind different types of raw materials and clinker interchangeably.
The parent company in its Salalah plant produced 1.984 million tonnes of clinker and 2.359 million tonnes of cement during the year, against 2.191 million tonnes of clinker and 2.357 million tonnes of cement in 2016.
Greenwich, CT, June 22, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Med Basin FOB prices for prompt deliveries of bulk ordinary Portland cement registered a 4+ percent increase MoM, according to the CW Research's June update to Mediterranean Basin cement and clinker prompt delivery cargo price assessment.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran exported approximately 6.62 million tons of cement and clinker in the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2014-July 22, 2014), a cement industry official announced.
Sulfoferrite clinker is calcine the raw material mixture consisting of a carbonate component, gypsum, and iron component, and is used as an expanding additive in the production of composite dimensionally stable and expanding cements [1].
The group as a whole has sold 991487 tonnes of cement and 7384 tonnes of clinker during the quarter ended March, 2014 against 1020907 tonnes of cement only in the corresponding period of last year, indicating a decline of two per cent.
Last year, it said clinker production increased 4.17 per cent and also, cement production increased by 18 per cent.