Cold shut


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the imperfection in a casting caused by the flowing of liquid metal upon partially chilled metal; also, the imperfect weld in a forging caused by the inadequate heat of one surface under working.

See also: Shut

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Chilton, as Pollyanna found out one day when a hard cold shut her up in the house.
The gate-latch hardware includes a large cold shut, a lap link, a heavy-duty eye screw, a three-eighths-inch bolt and a short piece of chain.
Mr McCluskey added: "This plant is on cold shut down and each day that goes by makes it harder to start up again, which is why stewards made the offer - so we can get people back to work."
"This plant is on cold shut down and each day that goes by makes it harder to start back up again, which is why the stewards made the offer to the company - so that we can get people back to work."
The Fukushima Daiichi plant has been brought into a stable state known as "cold shut down" but decommissioning its damaged reactors will take decades and cost billions of dollars.
"The first juncture toward safety would be when the fuel rods are fully submerged in water and a cold shut down is achieved," said Banri Kaieda, Japan's economy minister.
"The first juncture towards safety would be when the fuel rods are fully submerged in water and a cold shut down is achieved," said Banri Kaieda, Japan's economics minister.
On the state of the Fukushima plant, the statement said the reactors there ''have not achieved cold shut down.
"The shock of the cold shut me down for a few seconds, I couldn't move but then I struck out for the far side of the canal and the effort at least warmed me up slightly.
1 has a very thin vertical wall that can cause a misrun or cold shut. In order to avoid this problem, foundries may have to increase pouring temperature, which can cause other types of problems including metal penetration and runouts.
4a indicates that a cold shut and "blister" were typically seen on the top of a short partition located closest to the last place to fill (top left corner in the figure).