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get the weather gage of (someone or something)

To have an advantage over someone else. This phrase refers to the strategic advantage of a ship positioned on its enemy's windward (or weather gage) side. We've gotten the weather gage of them, lads! Load the cannons and fire!
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In all simple configurations, the voltage drops across the leads connecting the bridge to the excitation source subtract from the source and reduce the effective gage factor.
Gage said he could not have done what he did without his wife's assistance.
Gage's study "intersects two really important and emerging areas: noncoding RNAs and stem cell differentiation," says Mandel.
Gage Manager maintains comprehensive calibration records that are easily retrievable in a quality system audit.
Brindle Products was a client of Gage's former CPA firm, Baden, Gage & Schroeder, also of Fort Wayne.
Therefore, the preferred gage R&R test involves at least two workers taking at least two measurements on several parts or patterns.
Remarkably, Gage regained consciousness almost immediately and walked away from the site with the help of his work crew.
Note that both the standard Gage R&R calculations and the proposed MSV are shown for comparison purposes, though the percent operator variation in the MSV calculation does not have the part correction that is shown for GR&R.
Some field support shops are unsure if and when their gages need gaging.
For insight on one of the more common measurement variation study techniques, CMI regularly offers courses on Gage R&R.
I saw in PS 678 (May 09) your suggestion that units whose M2, M296, or M3P machine gun gages hadn't received the required yearly calibration should stagger sending their gages to TMDE.
Gage Repeatability and Reliability Important to Foundry Quality Effort
Once the gage is set, inspectors at Superbolt simply insert the gage into the thread form and take an indicator reading.
Measuring internal and external dia, the MIC 360 dia gage measures parts while they are rotating at speeds up to 360 sfm.
That's the promise of Gage Manager software from SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL.