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chrysotile

/chryso·tile/ (kris´o-tīl) the most widely used form of asbestos, a gray-green magnesium silicate in the serpentine class of asbestos; its dust may cause asbestosis or, rarely, mesotheliomas or other lung cancers.
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The dual-sided, 3D interactive belt display shows how the individual components of the timing and the serpentine systems work together and wear at the same rate.
STS Restoration will be carrying out a full bridge renovation at the Serpentine, which will include repairs to the masonry, balustrades and balusters to ensure it is preserved in its original state.
The Serpentine Bridge, which dates back to 1820, marks the boundary between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and is one of London's bestknown landmarks.
TOM: For some reason, some manufacturers have started making their serpentine belts a few millimeters shorter.
Once complete the canoe trail will include the installation of launching bays, directional signage, and marker buoys in Laanecoorie, Bridgewater, Durham Ox and Serpentine.
Apart from their hostility, a characteristic of serpentine soils is their high level of heterogeneity at global and local scales.
He said that their serpentine device will have applications in reducing drag-related fuel costs for an automobile or an aircraft, minimizing the noise generated when flying over populated areas, mixing air-fuel mixtures for lean combustion, and enhancing heat transfer by generating local turbulence.
His exhibition is one of two opening shows for the newly launched Serpentine Galleries, the other, Marisa Merz, which opened concurrently at the Serpentine Gallery.
5m Serpentine Sackler Gallery, an annexe to the radical exhibition space in Kensington Gardens, Hadid's arrival in the capital has been heralded with a bang.
A host of stars from the worlds of art, fashion, music, business and film gathered at the Serpentine Gallery's legendary Summer Party last week.
THE SERPENTINE WALL: THE WINDING BOUNDARY BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE IN THE UNITED STATES provides a fine, scholarly examination of the relationship between Church and State in the U.
However, it's a worry that the British squad seem to have got their preparations wrong and Payne has already admitted the difficulty of adapting to the 18C water of the Serpentine when she has been training in 30C in Shanghai.