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clutch

the number of eggs (usually only of birds) produced in a single laying period.

clutch,

n a device made for gripping the teeth in a dental arch, to which face-bows or tracing devices may be attached rigidly enough to behave in space relations during the movements as if they were jaw outgrowths.

clutch

1. the number of eggs laid by a hen on consecutive days in an uninterrupted series. Clutch lengths vary from 2 to 6 days but may be as many as 360.
2. a setting of eggs.
3. a group of chickens hatched by a hen from a setting of eggs.
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Self-Excited Vibrations During Engagements of Dry Friction Clutches," SAE Technical Paper 982846.
The geosurvey winch clutches are electromagnetic and activated by power-on.
High-latitude populations have shorter nesting seasons and may lay only one large clutch, whereas low-latitude populations have fewer time constraints and may lay multiple clutches in a single year (Gibbons, 1983; Litzgus and Mousseau, 2006).
For example, EverTough clutches have standard dual zerk fittings for 25,000-mile lube intervals and are rated for up to 2,050 lb.
The advantage of a friction design, according to Peter Buckley, the company's Senior Applications Engineer, is that, "In contrast with spring engaged tooth clutches which must be engaged at zero or low speed, friction clutches slip slightly when engaged dynamically allowing engagement at any speed.
1999) may have been affected by small sample size, our work was based on 40 clutches, Dodd (1997) was based on 139 clutches, Tucker (1999) was based on 21 clutches and Kipp's analysis was based on 53 clutches.
Navy initiated the construction of a large number of single-shaft ships, the Admiral Perry Class (FFG) Frigates, and SSS clutches were recommended and supplied by the main reduction gearbox manufacturer who had gained valuable experience with SSS clutches on U.
What the partners have done is focus on the transmission as the conduit, devising a system that utilizes more mechanical power than electric power--since nearly 30% of the power produced via electrical means is lost in transfer to the driveshaft, while less than 10% of mechanical power is lost in the process--through the use of four planetary gear sets, two clutches and two 60-kw electric motors, all packaged in a unit the size of a traditional 6-speed automatic transmission.
For those pre-touch-up clutches of eggs, about 70 percent of the offspring had been fathered by the resident male.
Compact electromechanical clutches provide consistent timing for rotary motion control where cost is critical.
I would be interested to see if they are prepared to let me print that Ford clutches have the potential to fail after 5,000 miles.
Clutch mass and clutch size were both correlated with female SVL for the 10 clutches obtained in 2001.