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trickle

(trik′ĕl)
To let a few drops fall at a time; to allow fluid to flow slowly. Local or topical anesthetics are often applied by trickling them over wounds or mucous membranes.
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Trickle Up has helped one million of the poorest, most vulnerable people achieve greater economic self-sufficiency and graduate out of extreme poverty.
Dean Bradley, Sales and Marketing Manager at Glazpart Ltd said the new range is "the most versatile and efficient trickle ventilator on the UK market today," with key benefits of the plastic design including a simple, user friendly opening of the vent finishes with a positive closing action.
"There is the infrastructure, financial support, experience and knowledge and it trickles down to other athletes so they are able to perform as well.
2 : to let saliva or other liquid drip or trickle from the mouth
Trickle down was a rubbish idea then and it is a rubbish idea now.
I'm guessing that around 100 acres of produce is grown in the area, and almost all of it with drip or trickle irrigation.
Its unique switching architecture scheme, Trickle Mode, enables desirable light load efficiency for Li-Ion battery powered systems that require maximum efficiency in order to prolong use.
The Fed halted its two year long series of 17 consecutive quarter point interest rates rises over the summer not only to let its policy firming actions trickle through the economy and take hold, but also because the Fed was fearful of further crimping economic growth, which had plummeted from its scorching pace in the first quarter of 2006.
A minimum wage hike would not only benefit the poorest Americans; it would also trickle up to help middle-class African Americans.
According to a source based in the South, producers of primary PET have announced price increases, but they have yet to trickle down to the secondary market.
Psychometricians, or trained specialists who create and evaluate tests, are entering the workforce at a trickle and those who do are often choosing high-paying jobs over ones serving the public sector.
It's prolonged charging in excess of a trickle voltage that slowly dries out the electrolyte.