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crushing

deaths of newborn animals, especially those in litters, caused by the mother lying on them accidentally. Contributed to by weakness of the neonate or awkward accommodation. A problem in piglets and puppies. Called also overlying.
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Two were pressing me so closely that I could not turn when I heard a movement behind me, and noted that the sound of the battle anthem had ceased.
The man shifted her now to give himself freer use of his right arm, for the savages were pressing more closely upon Twelve and Three, and the change made it impossible for the girl to see his face even in the more frequent moonlit places.
Now the head hunters were pressing closer, and suddenly, even as the girl looked directly at him, a spear passed through the heart of Number Three.
But the video we exclusively featured showed Robertson leg pressing 1,000 pounds 10 times while the safety bar was still locked in place," wrote Travis.
The required techniques, slides, and rotations of the zone press defenders; including the names of all the pressing positions in the three-zone press defenses ("3 Press," "1 Press," and "2 Press") are all very comparable to the names in the other two zone presses.
The multi-axial felt concept bypasses conventional weave looms by producing base cloths on narrow, high speed looms; these base cloths are subsequently spiraled at a low angle to form the wider base fabrics required for paper machines," explains Eric Diamond, technical director, pressing, Weavexx.
The press provides an adjustable clamping force of 0 to 30 tons, and features a 15" x 15" pressing surface, 6" stroke and 6-12" adjustable daylight.
The blocks are produced from prealloyed blends of silicon-based materials graded and mixed prior to pressing, sintering and heat treating.
While these projects are both welcome and important, they do not solve the more pressing need to make copyrighted content - content that still has economic value - available to individuals online.