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armature

(ar′mă-chŭr) [L. armatura, armor]
1. In biology, a structure that serves to protect or is used to attack a predator (e.g., a stinger).
2. A part of an electrical generator, consisting of a coil of insulated wire mounted around a soft iron core.
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The newspaper acted as a simple armature to help the hollow structures retain volume.
IDC termination does not require heat to strip the insulation and connect the armature winding, eliminating any possibility of heat-related damage to the commutator base or magnet wire.
In Drosophila larvae the cephalopharyngeal armature is a complex structure consisting of a pair of hooks which posteriorly articulate with the so-called H-piece (Jurgens et al.
Two new back-to-back lines--one for rotors, the other for armatures and fields--automatically move machined parts on chain on-end spindle conveyors through preheat tunnels (160 F), automatic airless paintspray booths and an air-dry area.
At launch, heat deposited in the armature and near the surface of the rails due to high currents and friction, or.
Similar slivers dominate the floating Glass Island, 2004, a more complex installation in which a ladderlike wooden apparatus reaches upward, its armature dotted with pins and weighed down with a mesh basket filled with ominous-looking white-topped pins resembling eggs.
To allow the performing artists to be as expressive as possible through their synthetic characters, SimGraphics configures PAS with various input devices, such as special multifunction face armatures, foot pedals, joysticks, and the ability to read special signals from musical instruments.
Contract notice: Open tender, fully managed with telematics systems, for the service of rewinding armatures, with revision and / or supply a new collector, the traction motors of locomotives e652 t910 c / o omcl verona, for a period of 24 months (twenty-four), with extension (time and cost) of renewal up to additional months 6 (six).
Isolated from broader land- or seascape contexts, and supported by wall mounts and stands, her boulder-spotted pools and torrents, cast in polyurethane and, in one instance, Hydrocal (a high-density plaster) over steel armatures, seem to hover in space as if time had stopped and the rest of the world had fallen away.
In this age of recycled containers, my fourth grade classes create armatures for papier-mache figures over jars and bottles with recognizable forms.
Ventilation towers to the underground car park below are clad with a lightweight gauze, becoming armatures for displays of municipal information and advertising.