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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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Talking to media men, the additional deputy commissioner said the factory's administration were given several prior notices that its clinkering unit was spewing harmful emissions in the air, so filtration bag be installed on it to make it compliant and avert threat to peoples' health.
The average heat requirements for clinkering blends with oil shale at 1300-1350[degrees]C are 3770 kJ/kg, therefore, additional heat of 1726 kJ/kg or 45% additional energy is needed.
This was achieved by performing energy balance on the clinkering process by dividing all processes into hypothetical paths and the changes in enthalpy were calculated for each of these paths.
When utilizing oil shale in the proposed blend (16% oil shale ash, 18% kaolinite, and 66% CaC[O.sub.3]), there would be an energy savings of 15-20% owing to the nature of the raw materials used and low clinkering temperatures required (1300-1350[degrees]C).