safety valve

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safety valve

An activity that one does to release strong feelings (such as stress) in a healthy or positive way. Golf has become my safety valve—when I'm really stressed about work, I make sure to schedule a tee time.
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The patented, valveless live injection system has no moving parts and is therefore completely maintenance-free.
The only reason I could think of was that b-minor is the relative minor key of D-major, and D is a good key for valveless Baroque trumpets.
The VMP variable displacement dispenser is a programmable dispensing system, which uses the company's patented Ceram-Pump valveless piston pump design.
Here are a range of wacky offbeat science experiments and projects many an adult is sure to appreciate, also: from magnetic valveless valves to a Victorian amplifier.
The piece gets its unmistakable fanfare sound by confining its palette to the capabilities of valveless brass instruments such as bugles, which can play only the limited pitches of the harmonic series.
Adult hearts in vertebrates, such as zebrafish and people, pump blood using valves and muscle contractions to create suction, but the early heart in these animals is a valveless tube.
Micropump's diverse range of pumping technologies includes micro-cavity and external gear pumps, multiple and valveless piston pumps, peristaltic, micro-annular, vane and centrifugal pumps.
Features: ozone oxidation system breaks apart and destroys chloramines; safety shut-off; 25,000-gallon single unit capacity; plug-in UV bulb; valveless input controller; designed for easy installation
Among the many differences between the present recording and its predecessors is the restoration of two long, valveless trumpets on stage, each playing a single note standing out above the entire orchestra.
The technology integrates multiplexed fluid dispensing through a novel valveless delivery system, fluid processing, and automated soft materials product collection.
The IDS-2000ARH is CE approved and integrates FMI's patented CeramPump[R] valveless piston pumping principal with precision stepper control.
and the Texas Heart Institute (THI) in Houston, is a valveless, electrically powered pump designed for long-term circulatory support that is placed directly into the left ventricle.
Since the veins are valveless, the Batson plexus is thought to allow migration of tumor cells into the vertebral plexus when the intra-abdominal pressure is increased, even in physiologic situations such as moving from the supine to the sitting and standing positions.