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hose

(hōz),
1. A section of tubing or pipe, generally more or less flexible, open at both ends; sometimes fitted with threading to allow fixtures to be affixed to other devices. 2. A type of stocking used in medical settings to provide support for musculature, nerves, or skin.
[O.E. hosa]

hose

(hōz)
Thin, form-fitting leg covering; in medicine, used in the treatment of circulatory problems, to promote venous return.
See also: TED hose
[O.E. hosa]
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Hose from pump to firewall was full of this fluid, but there was none in the vacuum regulator.
Caption: You can quickly mend a leaky hose using an inner tube and clamps.
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The market has also been witnessing demand from replacement of old hoses since they have a limited lifespan.
Trelleborg's industrial hose operation presents Alikler G2, a new generation rubber hose specifically engineered for food processing.
IN the process industry sector, flexible hose assemblies are widely used for a multitude of applications that can be potentially hazardous, even fatal, if a faulty or degraded hose is used in error.
As we worked, we kept the hose coiled to make it easier to wrap and used a spring clamp to hold already-wrapped sections.
Extraordinary stress can be put on hoses if you have positive displacement pumps.
Chafing occurs when the hoses rub together or against the wire strike or flex chute.
Next, compare the wall thicknesses of different hoses by bending them at a 90-degree angle.