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crack

1. n. the gap between the buttocks. You wanna get kicked in the crack?
2. n. the gap between the lips of the vulva. (see also crack-rack.) He screamed something rude about her crack and slapped her.
3. n. women considered as the object of copulation and male sexual release. (Usually with some. Rude and derogatory.) Jed said he had to have some crack soon or he would die.
4. n. a joke; a smart-aleck remark. Another crack like that and your nose will be so reshaped.
5. n. a try (that may or may not succeed). Have another crack at it.
6. n. a unit of something (for a particular price); a use (of something). You would think twice, too, if you remembered that it’s seven dollars a crack.
7. n. crystalline, smokable cocaine. (Drugs.) This crack seems to have become the drug of choice for punks of all ages.
8. in. to break down and talk under pressure. (Underworld.) They kept at her till she finally cracked and talked.
9. mod. [of a person] excellent; top-flight. The dealer’s crack salesman was no help at all.
10. tv. to break into something. (Underworld.) We almost cracked the safe before the alarm went off.
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At the same time, lots of different length and width cracks on the both of the cracks appeared that parallel to stratification.
To observe the cracks at the edges of rectangular structures, 1mm thick Al sheet was cut from 99.
In this paper, fracture mechanics approach is adopted, an analytical approach as a preliminary step investigation of fatigue life and crack growth rate is estimated in a structure.
Slip occurred opposite to the right and left side of the cracks due to the pull out effect.
The main objective of this paper is to investigate the evolution and interaction of surface thermal cracks under thermal shock load.
Tables 1 and 2 show the first three-order frequencies and modes for plates with cracks at different location (p = [y.
The cracks first appeared on Monday when the incessant rain started.
The main purpose of this was to analyse (i) the number of cracks per unit of length; (ii) whether the evolution of the number of cracks was constant over all layers applied; (iii) which material was prone to develop longer cracks, and finally if the zinc layer was constant over the whole steel surface.
The zero-rank crack tensor describes the density of cracks independently of their direction.
The revelation of fresh instances of cracks on the wings of A380s had been expected after Airbus said last month it had discovered the problem and predicted a consistent pattern would emerge until it had time to conduct necessary repairs.
It is the second time in as many weeks that hairline cracks have surfaced inside the mammoth double-decker jet, which entered service four years ago, and their discovery is expected to lead to expanded safety checks.
Cracks in concrete are typically caused by a number of factors, such as thermal expansion and contraction, sub-grade settlement, application of heavy loads and even earthquakes.
Cracks usually appear in structures because of imperfections in design, manufacturing, service or maintenance.