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crank

(krăngk)
n.
Slang Methamphetamine.
v. cranked, cranking, cranks
v.tr.
1.
a. To start or operate (an engine, for example) by or as if by turning a handle.
b. To move or operate (a window, for example) by or as if by turning a handle.
2. To make into the shape of a crank; bend.
3. To provide with a handle that is used in turning.
v.intr.
1. To turn a handle.
2. To wind in a zigzagging course.
adj.
Of, being, or produced by an eccentric person: a crank letter; a crank phone call.
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Drug slang A regional street name for methamphetamine, amphetamine, or methcathinone
Science Maverick theorist. Crank is to a scientist what quack is to a doctor and shyster is to a lawyer
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crank

(krănk)
A slang term for methamphetamine hydrochloride.
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Although anaerobic metabolism is the primary metabolic pathway in arm exercise compared to cycling, [??]E was significantly greater in cycling than arm cranking. This can be explained by the higher lactic acid accumulation during cycling than arm cranking at intensities exceeding 80% of [??][O.sub.2] which is proportionate to the muscle mass (Sawka et al., 1983).
In contrast, RER values were significantly higher in the arm crank test in comparison with the cycle ergometer test; this may be directly linked to the greater lactic acid accumulation per regional skeletal muscle mass and the lower oxidative capacity of the exercising muscles in arm cranking. All our participants stopped the arm crank test due to muscle fatigue and not for cardiorespiratory limitations.
Starting the ICE without cranking the starter To reduce the number of periods of re-engagement noise, we devised a way to disengage the HV starter and the ICE in the starter idling period in Figure 7.
To reduce the starting time and cranking noise, it is necessary to preposition the piston close to TDC.
" I watch my electronics, trying to fish in areas where I mark fish, but cranking the entire time.
Graphite is superior to glass when cranking smallmouths for three reasons: 1) Graphite is much better at ripping baits free of grass, which is the number-one triggering mechanism on many bodies of water.
The farm wife wasn't the only one cranking a sheller.
Re-read the definition and you will doubtless agree that the sentence should say, "Consumers who are cranking up (air cons) may think a bonanza is in store for electric companies."
"Whenever there's a really hot bite going, cranking is my first choice," Morlock says.
Keep cranking until the tachometer reads at least 500 rpm.
It's also likely that spider-rigging should therefore account for so many fish that overall it produces more big fish than cranking might have in a couple days of fishing.
* Cranking the winch clockwise (the wrong direction) with the cam locks still locked.