balance staff

  • 1 balance staff — noun : the pivoted arbor of a balance wheel * * * Horol. a pivoted axle or shaft on which the balance is mounted. [1880 85] …

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  • 2 balance staff — Horol. a pivoted axle or shaft on which the balance is mounted. [1880 85] * * * …

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  • 3 balance cock — noun or balance bridge : the bridge that carries the top pivot of the balance staff in a watch …

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  • 4 Balance Game (2000s) — Balance Game is a pricing game on the American television game show The Price Is Right . It is played for a large prize worth at least $3,000. The game holds the distinction of being the series 100th Pricing Game, and was the only new game to… …

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  • 5 balance — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 even combination/distribution ADJECTIVE ▪ correct, equal, even, exact, ideal, necessary, optimal, optimum, perfect, prope …

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  • 6 Joint Chiefs of Staff — The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is a group comprising the Chiefs of service of each major branch of the armed services in the United States armed forces. [ [http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode10/usc sec 10 00000151 000 .html] 10 USC 151 …

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  • 7 The Cloak and the Staff — Infobox short story | name = The Cloak and the Staff author = Gordon R. Dickson genre = Science fiction novelette publisher = Analog Science Fiction release date = 1980 The Cloak and the Staff is a science fiction novelette by Gordon R. Dickson.… …

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  • 8 walking staff — long stick used to help balance oneself while hiking, walking stick …

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  • 9 watch — /woch/, v.i. 1. to be alertly on the lookout, look attentively, or observe, as to see what comes, is done, or happens: to watch while an experiment is performed. 2. to look or wait attentively and expectantly (usually fol. by for): to watch for a …

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  • 10 Mechanical watch — The movement of a Russian watch A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a mechanical mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to modern quartz watches which function electronically. It is driven by a spring (called a mainspring) which …

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  • 11 Marine chronometer — Breguet twin barrel box chronometer. Classification Clock Industry Transportation …

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  • 12 Incabloc — ˌbläk trademark used for a shock resistant balance jewel mounting and balance staff design in watches * * * /ing keuh blok /, Horol., Trademark. a brand of shockproof mounting in a watch that allows for slight longitudinal and lateral play of… …

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  • 13 College Of Chemical Sciences — The College of Chemical Sciences is an institute in Sri Lanka. It was established 25 January 2001 during the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. As per by law 15 of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, the College of… …

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  • 14 Incabloc — /ing keuh blok /, Horol., Trademark. a brand of shockproof mounting in a watch that allows for slight longitudinal and lateral play of either end of the balance staff. * * * …

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  • 15 lever escapement — Horol. an escapement in which a pivoted lever, made to oscillate by the escape wheel, engages a balance staff and causes it to oscillate. [1830 40] * * * …

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  • 16 overbank — /oh veuhr bangk /, v.i. Horol. to have the balance staff oscillate so greatly that the fork of the lever fails to engage, rendering the escapement inoperative. [1880 85; OVER + BANK1] * * * …

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  • 17 parachute — parachutic, adj. parachutist, parachuter, n. /par euh shooht /, n., v., parachuted, parachuting. n. 1. a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device with cords supporting a harness or straps for allowing a person, object, package, etc., to float down… …

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  • 18 天心 — tiānxīn (1) [the sky over head]∶天空的中央 太阳升到了天心 (2) [God s will; the will of Heaven]∶天意 上合天心 (3) [monarch s will]∶封建时代指君主的意愿 (4) [balance staff]∶摆轴 …

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  • 19 overcoiler — “ə(r) noun : a worker who adjusts an overcoil so that it will remain concentric with the balance staff as the spring winds and unwinds …

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  • 20 lever escapement — Horol. an escapement in which a pivoted lever, made to oscillate by the escape wheel, engages a balance staff and causes it to oscillate. [1830 40] …

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