common fault


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Noun1.common fault - an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwallcommon fault - an inclined fault in which the hanging wall appears to have slipped downward relative to the footwall
inclined fault - a geological fault in which one side is above the other
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Professor Murray will, I am sure, excuse me if I say that he has the common fault of most Englishmen of being inaudible.
It's very true,' said Quilp, 'that your grandfather urged repeated forgiveness, ingratitude, riot, and extravagance, and all that; but as I told him "these are common faults.
The most common fault is wearing a bra that has been too loose on the under-band, therefore your new band size will feel tighter," says Zoe Norman, lingerie buyer at Figleaves.
It could not state how many were directly for fire door issues but said that was the most common fault.
It's a common fault as a lot of contractors don't use them as they don't understand what they are for.
This is a nice story which is written in rhyming prose but, unfortunately, falls for a common fault of books converted from film in that it either seems to be trying to be the film in book form or be more all things to all readers.
This is a common fault seen on boards exposed to drop testing, flexure or vibration.
The most common fault is a poor quality cork that has woody taints and lets excessive air into the wine turning it to a 'corky' flavour.
A third common fault is that, perhaps because of deadline pressures, many reporters (unlike Landay and Strobel) don't take the extra step of asking outside experts to evaluate controversial claims.
Its reliable mechanical design eliminates stability problems, a common fault with detectors designed for such high sensitivity.
Nor is it very good at placing Drake in the context of his times, a common fault in biographies.