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stiff

1. and stiffed mod. alcohol intoxicated; dead drunk. She knows how to stop drinking before she gets stiff.
2. n. a drunkard. Some stiff staggered by—belching clouds of some beery smell. The guy’s a stiff, and you want to run him for mayor? Even in this town that’s going too far.
3. mod. dead. (Originally underworld.) He’s stiff. There’s nothing that can be done.
4. n. a corpse. (Underworld.) They pulled another stiff out of the river last night. Looks like another mob killing.
5. n. a fellow worker; a fellow tramp. (Originally hobos.) This stiff wants some help finding a flop for the night.
6. tv. to fail to tip someone who expects it. Ya know, you can tell right away when a guy’s gonna stiff you—ya just know. I guess I get stiffed two, three times a day.
7. tv. to cheat someone. The clown selling hot dogs stiffed me for about forty cents.
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The majority of these were associated with other known risk factors of arterial stiffness like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.
Arterial stiffness is precisely what it sounds like.
Table 2--Stiffness Ratio Relationships Stiffness Ratio Fragmentation Throw Ground Vibration 1 Bad None Very High 2 Poor Minimal High 3 Good Good Good 4 Excellent Excellent Minimal Once a benches stiffness ratio has increased to four or greater, another additional benefit is that the borehole spacing can be expanded further.
What is clear to see in Figure 4 is that two distinct actions change the powder factor based on the stiffness ratio.
This sample size was calculated based on a previous study (Eriksson Crommert et al., 2015), which showed a decrease in muscle stiffness following massage (moderate effect size = 0.25 for F tests, [alpha] = .05, [beta] = .20).
In order to make the torque strut mount simplified to ordinary mount, it's necessary for the first time that the equivalent stiffness should be calculated.
The researchers said, 'Stiffness is a classic arthritis symptom, especially when waking up in the morning or after sitting at a desk or riding in a car for a long time.
According to the results of the pushover analysis, the stiffness and strength of the 5MXBC are almost two and four times greater than those of 5MBC and 5MC, respectively.
Where [m.sub.F] is load of front axle; [m.sub.R] is load of rear axle; [k.sub.F] is roll stiffness of front axle; [k.sub.R] is roll stiffness of rear axle and [k.sub.c] is torsion stiffness of frame.
"Back stiffness can be due to many different factors," he says.
It is known that functionality of every therapeutic or sports footwear depends on its sole stiffness quite toughly (except maybe stance phase).
Researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the US have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model, as compared with normal-potassium-fed mice, Medical Xpress reported.
The leaf spring has be widely used in commercial vehicles at present, its vertical stiffness has direct influence on the ride comfort [1].
Now, researchers at Boston University in Massachusetts suggest there's another reason to toast - it can decrease artery stiffness in people with type 2 diabetes.
This type of loading system has a simple structure with fixed stiffness, is reliable, and does not require any additional power; however, it cannot track continuously changing loads.