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manufacture

The production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion or processing of any item, either directly or indirectly, by extraction from substances of natural origin or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, and which includes any packaging or repackaging of the substance or labelling or relabelling of its container.
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In the manufacture of the beautiful white tappa generally worn on the Marquesan Islands, the preliminary operation consists in gathering a certain quantity of the young branches of the cloth-tree.
Sometimes, in the first stages of the manufacture, the substance is impregnated with a vegetable juice, which gives it a permanent colour.
In passing along the valley, I was often attracted by the noise of the mallet, which, when employed in the manufacture of the cloth produces at every stroke of its hard, heavy wood, a clear, ringing, and musical sound, capable of being heard at a great distance.
And now the Emperor himself wished to see the costly manufacture, while it was still in the loom.
said all the courtiers, although not one of them could see anything of this exquisite manufacture.
It is very true that we manufacture sugar, and the inquiry is quite useful, how much?
Marmaduke had dismounted, and was viewing the works and the trees very closely, and not without frequent expressions of dissatisfaction at the careless manner in which the manufacture was conducted.
During all this time, Marmaduke had been wandering about the grove, making observations on his favorite trees, and the wasteful manner in which the wood-chopper conducted his manufacture.
Sometimes he met with a check, as, for instance, when, in his eagerness to increase his store, he made the men manufacture more cotton than the public needed; or when he could not get enough of raw cotton, as happened during the Civil War in America.
To make them do this it is necessary that recourse be had to excises, the proper objects of which are particular kinds of manufactures.
Design for producibility focuses on ease of manufacture, which should result in lower piece-part counts and fewer opportunities for defects.
Companies like Corning and JDS Uniphase, which specialize in the design and manufacture of optical components, have enjoyed incredible growth in the recent past, spurred by the needs of system providers to accommodate the delivery of more and more data through their systems.