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ply for trade

To seek out or try to engage new customers. Said especially of taxi services. Primarily heard in UK. The city council has introduced new measures to crack down on the number of taxis allowed to stop outside of pubs and theatres plying for trade.
See also: ply, trade

ply for business

To seek out or try to engage new customers. Said especially of taxi services. Primarily heard in UK. The city council has introduced new measures to crack down on the number of taxis allowed to stop outside of pubs and theatres plying for business.
See also: business, ply

ply for hire

To seek out or try to engage new customers. Said especially of taxi services. Primarily heard in UK. The city council has introduced new measures to crack down on the number of taxis allowed to stop outside of pubs and theatres plying for hire.
See also: hire, ply
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This means that in order to achieve the desired fiber angles for each layer, the prepreg sheet has to be cut into plies fitting the roll width, and the resulting plies assembled so that fibers run continuously in the desired angle, covering the desired stack form, see Figure 2.
Regarding this quantification, the goal would be to establish classifiable parameters of plie implementation for each of the technical criteria, allowing for more precise kinematic profiles of this technical step.
Prior to the binding process, the binding surfaces of the six plies that were to comprise a laminated beam were either soap water washed, incised, or untreated.
When students begin their plies, Corbett pays close attention to the fit of their shoes: "Are they so tight that you can't spread out your foot?
To locate the joint, do a small plie, sinking the fingers deep into the crease on the front of the pelvis.
One of the advantages of designing with composites is that plies of material can be placed precisely where they are needed.
Plies 2 & 3 fronts both print the same and Plies 2 & 3 backs both print the same.
The plie landings from jumps are softened, unlike heavier European or Russian jumps.
The dots align the picture with the stored CAD data on how the fiber plies should be oriented.
The second gap former has a stratified headbox, which produces the middle and top plies comprising 55% to 60% of the total sheet weight.
The carcass layer contains two or more carcass plies constituted of organic fiber cords.
A second layer has a second surface area and including a second absorbent ply and a thermoplastic material ply, wherein the absorbent ply of the first layer is located on and secured to the absorbent ply of the second layer such that portions of the thermoplastic and absorbent plies extend beyond the first surface area of the first layer to form a border completely surrounding the first layer.
The system can replicate the structure of any fabric for a given ply, and multiple plies are stitched together.
However, shifts in material position and orientation during manual lay-up of composite plies can introduce unwanted weaknesses into the parts.
Key statement: A belt durability is improved by effectively suppressing an interlayer separation between each widthwise outer end portion of a belt reinforcing layer (41) and a belt layer (34), in which each widthwise outer end (45) of one widest-width inner belt ply (35a) is located outward from each widthwise outer end (46) of widestwidth reinforcing plies (42a, 42b) in the widthwise direction, and hence reinforcing elements of the belt plies are not crossed with each other at the outside from the each widthwise outer end (46) in the widthwise direction.