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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The day hardened in colour, the light coming in at the barndoors upwards from the snow instead of downwards from the sky.
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.e., pectoral fins) to supply seafood markets mainly in Europe (NEFMC, 2003).
Gedamke T, DuPaul WD, Musick JA (2005) Observations on the life history of the barndoor skate, Dipturus laeiis, on Georges Bank (western North Atlantic).
The barndoor always unlatched, most times wide open.
Jonathan Greening's lack of ability to hit a barndoor from ten paces was also a regular subject of conversation in Robson's Monday morning post-match debriefs when he would marvel about both players' ability, then almost go down his knees in prayer for either player to score.
He's explored barndoor camera tracking platforms for astrophotography, has made his own eyepieces, and has fixed up a telescope mount for improved operation.
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.g.
Charter boats take anglers out all summer in search of that freezer-filling "barndoor" (a really large halibut), which also might wind up a prize winner in the Homer Chamber of Commerce's annual Jackpot Halibut Derby.
A few reports, from various skate species (little skate, Raja erinacea; barndoor skate, R.