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fiberglass

, fiber glass (fi'ber-glas?)
Material made from fine fibers of glass and having many industrial uses, e.g., as insulation. The fibers are irritating and potentially damaging to the skin and lungs. Fiberglass is used in health care in the construction of orthopedic casts and splints.
Synonym: fibrous glass
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Aleron (5-1) meanwhile, is a great servant to the John Quinn stable and was on the mark again with a game effort under Dougie Costello in the AJ Glassfibre Handicap Chase.
Among the cars on display at the Volvo stand will be one of the few remaining Volvo 445 Valbo dropheads from 1953, a two-seater glassfibre bodied Volvo Sport from 1956 and a 480 convertible prototype from 1990.
THE rise to prominence of jockey Tom O'Brien has been one of the highlights of the summer jumping season, and he can bag another winner on Mumbles Head in the AJ Glassfibre Novices' Hurdle at Market Rasen tomorrow.
Cyclics also has an R&D agreement with Ahlstrom Glassfibre Oy of Helsinki, Finland, to develop wind-turbine and marine applications using Ahlstrom's reinforcements.
Konker should be up to saddling top weight in the A J Glassfibre Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen.
The clash between promising Wiscalitus and classy Flat recruit Salsalino at Uttoxeter will be worth watching, but for betting purposes it could pay to give Migration another chance in the A J Glassfibre Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen (3.
Matt Gingell was fined the same amount and Michael's Princess disqualified after testing positive for clenbuterol after the A J Glassfibre Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen last October.
Three of the remaining five were fitted with V6 engines and standard glassfibre bodies, two of these being taken by Roger Clark to the GT70's rally debut at the Ronde Cevenole rally in France in 1971.
You aren't going to get corrosion because its glassfibre, but the nose does tend to get peppered with stone chips.
The most high tech (in ourterms) objects are the glassfibre sculptures of Pol Bury, where light flickers from the ends of waving strands.
Tests were carried out on the grating itself (as distinct from its resin and glassfibre constituents) confirm its suitability for contact with food.
They are not too enthusiastic about the glassfibre body, it's true, but in other areas the Robin presents a low risk.