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loose

mod. very drunk. Mary was a little loose and had to be driven home.
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Another indication of sutural looseness in urchins is given by the frequency composition of the sound created when a bleached urchin skeleton vibrates after being struck by a weight [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 7 OMITTED].
Recently, many scholars studied pedestal looseness of rotor system by using finite element method which may take into account many factors, such as mass, moment inertia, internal damping, bending, and torsion vibration coupling effects.
In order to verify the validity of PPSE-SVM method in diagnosing rotor vibration fault severity, rotor pedestal looseness was selected as study object.
Grade I sprains do not usually damage the ankle ligaments to any extent, but repeated Grade II or Grade Ill injuries can lead to permanent looseness of the ligaments that hold the anklebones together.
Recorded in three days, the looseness and enthusiasm is audible.
Stourbridge contrived to lose to fellow strugglers Blackheath through second-half looseness and indiscipline after racing into an 18-point lead with a composed and purposeful first-half performance.
The Rector's Office was perhaps their first project to investigate this idea on a large scale, and there is indeed a looseness to the fit of the external envelope in relation to the functions within.
I HAVE been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and the worst part of it is the looseness of the bowel.
Even so, a good break by Glantaf centre Andrew Buckland made room for scrum half Rob Nash to squeeze through for a try before Cowbridge punished Glantaf looseness at the line-out.
Itzik Portal's video lensing emphasizes the spontaneity and looseness of the goings-on, the veteran husband-and-wife helmers' docu background standing them in good stead in this department.
To me, that looseness is a big part of their charm, as it lends their surfaces a liveliness that's unavailable to paintings as intensely focused on their own effects as those of Rothko or even early Marden.
The translators have valiantly attempted to replicate the syntactical looseness whereby a following line can be read simultaneously as both discrete from its preceding line and continuing it in a redirected trajectory.
Youngblood relates Eden's odyssey as a series of poetic anecdotes and journal-like entries, weaving them together through Eden's burgeoning bisexual awareness and through Baldwin allusions by various characters, But such structural looseness proves hard to grasp, and the supporting cast rarely feels as real as its star.
If the majority leader of the Senate condemned the Episcopal Church for doctrinal looseness, we might think it strange.
Some of the other sections on more familiar plays are also rewarding, but there is some unevenness and looseness of connection, perhaps reflecting the diverse earlier forms of Gibbons' own material (in addition to the articles and lecture that form the basis of three sections, the chapter on the coexistence of "topicality" with folklore in Measure for Measure was preceded by the author's Cambridge edition of that play).