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stretch

1. n. a period of time. (Folksy.) Let’s talk here for a stretch and then go up and see if dinner’s ready.
2. n. a prison term. I was away for a stretch of about seven years.
3. in. to hang (as with a death sentence). You will stretch for this, Lefty!
4. tv. to cut or dilute a drug. Let’s stretch this stuff, sell it, and then blow town.
5. n. a nickname for a tall person, usually male. (Usually Stretch.) Well, stretch, think you’ll go out for basketball this season?
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No rheological physical method has yet been invented for characterization of cheese stretchability.
For example, the stretchability of various stretching process was studied (2-7), and the relationship between the stress-strain curve of uniaxial stretching and deforming of PP crystal was studied using a spectral birefringence technique by various researchers.
It contains castor and olive oil, which hydrate the hair, and Elastin, which boosts stretchability.
The unproportionate transition gives clay bodies a waistline, a tall neck or a head, showing the stretchability of clay.
By using renewable soybean oil to replace 25% of the petrochemicals in rubber, Ford researchers more than doubled rubber's stretchability and reduced its environmental impact.
Like ribbons around a maypole, the tire cords are wrapped at angles carefully calculated to optimize both the fabric's load capacity and the hose's stretchability.
Physical properties required for a base material of soft capsule should be being edible and safe, forming instaneously a film upon thermally reversible, chemical or the like reaction in respect of sol-gel, having a prescribed film strength and stretchability, exhibiting little reactivity with respect to the contents in a capsule and being stable with age.
MaxiCurd offers clear benefits to Pasta Filata cheese manufacturers--in particular the peace of mind that they can incorporate high heat treated milk in their process to increase cheese yields without compromising on the desired properties important for this application, such as taste, meltability, stretchability, and colour.
For inkjet, Toyo Ink offers its Liojet range of high-performance inkjet inks offering superior properties such as stretchability, film strength and minimal odor.
Quality-Teflon-coated, non-iron, good stretchability, mockfly, neat front with belt loops but feel a little stiff 7/10.
As the brands emphasize this area, store brand manufacturers are partnering with their material suppliers to develop improved stretchability in lockstep with the brands.