barndoor


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Noun1.barndoor - an opaque adjustable flap on a lamp fixturebarndoor - an opaque adjustable flap on a lamp fixture; used in photography to cut off light from particular areas
flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"
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Presently they heard the muffled tread of a horse, and the farmer rode up to the barndoor.
The species that grow to larger maximum sizes, winter (up to 137 cm TL: Sulikowski et al, 2003), thorny (up to 111 cm TL: NEFMC, 2010), and barndoor (up to 152 cm TL: Bigelow and Schroeder, 1953) have historically been harvested for their "wings" (i.
Gedamke T, DuPaul WD, Musick JA (2005) Observations on the life history of the barndoor skate, Dipturus laeiis, on Georges Bank (western North Atlantic).
Elsewhere, the Boy showcases 20 constellation photographs (taken with the aforementioned barndoor mount).
As winner of his two latest starts, he begins 2005 on the strongest possible mental stride and on a course with fairways as wide as the proverbial barndoor, it is extremely hard to imagine him not being a contender.
We've been privileged down the seasons to witness the growth and genius of Henry, who arrived at Highbury as an out-of-sorts winger who failed to make a quick enough impact in Italy and became a centre-forward not of the barndoor variety but grace and beauty.
Bycatch of non-target species that are long-lived and exceptionally sensitive to increased levels of mortality, such as barndoor skate (Raja laevis) and deep-water corals (Cnidaria), commonly occurs and could negatively impact their populations (e.
A few reports, from various skate species (little skate, Raja erinacea; barndoor skate, R.
One factor in the scarcity of barndoor skates and other large species may be hiding in the second paragraph of your article "Skating to extinction" (SN: 5/1/99, p.
The fact of Etant donnes being set in a museum has been amply commented on, and complex diagrams have been proffered that give attention and interpretation to the lines of site within the space, but there is also the space outside - the voyeur peering through the barndoor peepholes, bent over, exposed, exposing (in Proust's phrase) a "symbolic bum" and - if con celui qui voit, then cul celui qui est vu - an anal aperture.
Celebrate your derby weekend with a tasty recipe for that bruiser barndoor.