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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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This little girl wanted to know all about my locket .
The 3-inch-diameter test piece gives us a path for making much smaller pieces for pi pendants and lockets.
We are excited to give back to our community through Locket Cares Program," says Yunha Kim, the CEO and co-founder of Locket.
To promote the Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker & Beringer Vineyards Pairing Event, Locket will run a series of beautiful ads on its users' smartphone lock screens in the days leading up to the event, allowing users to familiarize themselves with Scharffen Berger Chocolates and Beringer Wines.
Prosecutor Martin Robertshaw said the locket containing photos of her late husband and her son had never been recovered and Mrs Parry was left feeling devastated and angry about the loss.
My wife picked out a silver locket on a chain and she said that was Mary's.
The locket - described by the jewellers' owner David Hughes-Lewis as a "mourning locket" - is inscribed with "The gift of W.
A GRANDMOTHER is appealing for the return of a precious gold locket lost in Stokesley.
I had also hoped that someone would have the complete picture, as my face had been ripped off the copy I had, to go into a locket for my then girlfriend's locket - Janet is now my wife.
But one was a slightly battered gold locket that bore their image - one of those grainy black and white photographs for which working people donned their freshly pressed suits and best dresses, the men combing their hair to Brylcreemed perfection before posing awkwardly.
London, Jan 31 (ANI): A locket that contains Admiral Lord Nelson's hair has sold for more than 50,000 pounds.
Out of his pocket came a chain and locket, silver coloured the pair, which he handed to the fat man who took a quick look and said something - "how much", I think it was - before taking a pounds 10 note out of his pocket and handing it over.