Sentence Examples


  • "Corkscrew!" cried Ahab, "aye, Queequeg, the harpoons lie all twisted and wrenched in him; aye, Daggoo, his spout is a big one, like a whole shock of wheat, and white as a pile of our Nantucket wool after the great annual sheep-shearing; aye, Tashtego, and he fan-tails like a split jib in a squall.
  • The result of these shearing strains is that the fibers becomes aligned at right angles to the shear stress.
  • Angora rabbits are strapped to a board for shearing, kicking powerfully in protest.
  • This theory relates to beam flexure resulting from couples applied to the beam without consideration of the shearing forces.
  • A model is constructed based on the collision, compression and shearing of floes driven by ocean swell.

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