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tine

(tīn),
1. In dentistry, the slender, pointed end of an explorer.
2. An instrument used to introduce antigen, such as tuberculin into the skin, and usually containing several individual tines.
[A.S. tind, a prong]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tine

(tīn)
1. In dentistry, slender, pointed end of an explorer.
2. An instrument used to introduce antigen into skin; usually with several individual tines.
[A.S. tind, a prong]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Heavy brow tines jutted toward me, but I couldn't gauge their length.
Like the mini tillers, these units have forward-rotating tines and tend to need to be held back--by the operator as well as a depth stake.
It's unknown when metal was first used to build forks, but it was probably during the 18th century, when local blacksmiths began to fasten metal tips to wooden fork tines and hammered the entire set of tines out of wrought iron.
TABLE 1: Physical properties of shaking tines. Tine Material Diameter Length Quality Bending stiffness number (mm) (mm) (kg) (N-[m.sup.2]) (1) PVC 18.3 1220 0.74 308731 (2) Steel 18.3 1220 2.72 769991 (3) Nylon 25.4 1220 0.72 19855 TABLE 2: The grouping method of experimental trees.
Of course, we can't be certain of the lengths of the missing tines; nor can we say with certainty there were no abnormal points on them, which would have added to the total deductions.
The following variables were systematically quantified in the combs: (a) shape and size, (b) type of raw materials for manufacture, (c) number of tines, (d) presence and absence of any stages of P.
At this soil moisture, the soil is relatively easy to plough and soil would not stick to the tines.
When you need to adjust the tine laterally (back and forth), grab the end of one tine and lift up.
However, Bob Martin had concerns with initial mouldings that they would not provide the required tear resistance and were proving to be too "sticky" when removed from the tines - hindering ease of use.
The longest and widest we tested - it dwarfs the others like a mighty hand- with plastic tines and a lightweight wooden handle.
Curt responds: In the photo, the moose does look like he might have four brow tines, but those back tines are on the palms.
Using a rake with spring tines, really push the tines of the rake into the surface of your lawn and pull it back.