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1. in. to fail; to close. I was afraid my business would fold because of the recession.
2. in. to collapse from drinking. Dave had just one more drink, and then he folded.
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Regional Analysis for Global (United States, European Union and China) Folding Electric Bike Market:
For proper folding there is special system for thin and sensitive fabric also electronically special tension system.
Definition 3 A graph folding f is called non-trivial if [summation] f [not equal to] [phi].
In Asia, folding cartons are mainly used for packaging electronics, cosmetics and hygiene products, pharmaceuticals, and cigarettes.
Germany takes the lion's share of folding carton sales, with almost 16 billion sold in 2003.
This mapping happens across the separate works as well as between the temporal events that mark James's working process (from reading and drawing, to cutting and folding, to installing and titling).
Two scientists at Stanford University--with the help of 30,000 volunteer personal computers--have simulated part of the complex folding process that a typical protein molecule undergoes to achieve its unique shape.
The C 1500 Case Erector minimizes jams by featuring pneumatic pickup and folding frame with two-panel grip, stationary flap folding, and dual belt-driven exit.
Oftentimes we are asked if there is any specific ceremony to use with the folding of the Flag of the United States of America.
Because refolding is greatly facilitated by the absence of the Ca-loop, this protein offered a new vehicle for analysis of the folding reaction.
Each could be removed for use outside the vehicle by snapping it into a folding wheeled carrier.
22 -- Motorola is expected to release a folding phone in the RAZR form factor soon.
Summary: In this report, MRRSE Research offers a 9-year forecast for the global luxury folding carton market between 2019 and 2027.
And if you do need folding chairs, we have some tips for that, too, from Valley and a team of experts: a shop owner in Boston, the co-founder of Chairish, a blogger and a designer.