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lock

 [lok]
1. a place, often airtight, where something is sealed in.
2. a device such as a clamp for holding something firmly in place.
heparin lock see heparin lock.

lock

(lok),
A device for holding or closing.

lock

Vox populi A device that prevents a particular action or activity. See Bloxham air lock, Heparin lock, Job lock, Vapor lock.

lock

(lok)
1. An enclosing, fastening, or securing device.
2. A mechanism that, when moved, permits or obstructs passage.
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According to the Times, as many as 1,000 New York mental patients were released from state psychiatric hospitals in recent years only to be locked away in about a dozen special units of nursing homes for the elderly.
Twenty were tried and convicted as "criminal sexual psychopaths" and locked away in a special ward of a mental institution.
As Reagan left office, he issued the executive order now being exercised by the present administration, giving himself and future presidents an essentially unlimited period to review records before their release, so they could invoke executive privilege to keep anything unpalatable locked away.
THE BRITISH Library last night refused to confirm that a memoir by the so-called Fourth Man in the Cambridge spy ring has been locked away inside the building.
But I was not happy at her being locked away in a kennel while still hot from her race-why couldn't she have been walked up and down in the paddock whilst under observation?
at a decision to auction an anti-Semitic document which has been locked away for nearly 100 years.
Those demands include speed, scalability, and access to both the real-time and historical data locked away in multiple back-office systems.
Convicted of a crime he didn't commit and locked away on death row for nearly two decades, Jamal remarkably has not hollowed out into shell of hopelessness, anger and bitterness.
Also, the new G3s come with a locking mechanism - so our easy access design can be securely locked - so that valuable components can remain safely locked away.
The Yellow Wallpaper, for three women locked away from the world, and Tongue, performed by an ensemble of five women and one man, share the theme of madness, the latter dressed in an eighteenth-century period costume designed by Elena Ivanova.
Although users can explore much of the Web site for free, the large majority of the information is locked away for subscribers.
Readers might be familiar with the treatment long ago of deaf, blind, and mentally and physically disabled people when, if they were not vilified publicly, they were locked away.