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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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A filthy oil painting locked away in a museum in the northeast of England was on Saturday revealed to be an original masterpiece by Van Dyck.
Professional tools can be worth hundreds of pounds so they should be locked away out of view, never left unattended and removed from vehicles overnight.
Now I make sure liquitabs are locked away and I tell everyone to do the same.
I'd urge residents to make sure their garden tools are locked away either in secure sheds or in the house.
Keep knives, razors, sewing kits and DIY tools locked away.
In a fortified castle in the woods live a knight and his 12 redheaded daughters, locked away from harm and from the real world.
Killian is locked away in an abbey wearing an iron collar around his neck so he can't perform magic and Beynor is exiled to the Downtide Isles with the sentient Salka monsters who want to rule the humans.
He knows that the pieces of the puzzle he needs are locked away in the heads of the elderly peasants who stayed in Chernobyl, living life in step with centuries-old customs and defying the deadly radiation all around them.
Our research has shown that CO2 storage under the North Sea will be safely locked away until at least the next Ice Age.
Western countries, particularly the Anglo-Saxon countries, have been spending like drunken sailors, financed by massive amounts of credit or spending savings supposedly locked away for Social Security, superannuation, and medical liabilities in the future.
Users can search records that have recently opened up to the public after being locked away for 30 years, including Winston Churchill's wartime telegrams and T.
3 All the police uniforms are the genuine item and are locked away each night, with no complete uniform being locked in the same cupboard.