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ratchet

a steplocking device on surgical instruments. As the handles are closed the jaws are also closed and the ratchet holds them in a locked position. The ratchet consists of a notched bar on each handle, the notches facing and overriding when the handles are closed.
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The Secure-Fast ratchet complements our family of disposable instruments and procedural kits and underscores the broader adoption of disposable instruments and kits across hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers.
The tenth installment in the Ratchet & Clank series, All 4 One follows Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark and Doctor Nefarious work together to escape a mysterious machine known as the Creature Collector and get back.
Understandably, no-one wanted to pay an up front price for something they may never get if the ratchet targets were missed so the arrangement fell into disuse.
The Ratchet beta version is available for free download through the Rogue Wave Web site at www.
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The redesign underlying the RectuChem system is based on an interlocking technique employing a four-point ratchet made with PEEK.
The rationale for including a ratchet variable in a demand for money equation is straightforward.
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FULL RATCHET provides a fine Silas Cade thriller and the sequel to Clawback, and is recommended both for newcomers and prior fans.
The device features an integral ratchet positioning arm.
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