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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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High-ratio clutches with three cam weights for maximum belt clap load in high torque conditions
Laying multiple clutches is believed to decrease the risk of losing the reproductive output of an entire season by separating clutches in time and space (Harless and Morlock, 1979; Lee, 2007).
RAY: Clutches, on the other hand, almost always wear out during the useful life of the car (generally between 75,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on how they're used).
We know truck manufacturers and fleets value genuine clutches from a production, or new truck, perspective," she notes.
He adds: " The current hot favourite mini clutches are Leiber or Bottega Venetta, which has further reduced its size from a midsized clutch to a real mini one.
The new transmission features a dual clutch transmission configuration in which independent clutches are employed for the odd gears (1st, 3rd, 5th) and the even gears (2nd, 4th, 6th), respectively.
Their snakeskin clutches are pounds 15, available in a range of colours.
said Thursday it has informed the government of a plan to recall more than 260,000 Demio and Verisa subcompact cars for free repair of defective clutches and front suspension components.
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.
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.