flat spot


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flat spot

n
1. (General Engineering) engineering a region of poor acceleration over a narrow range of throttle openings, caused by a weak mixture in the carburettor
2. (Mechanical Engineering) any narrow region of poor performance in a mechanical device
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This ledge formed a flat spot, above which a beautiful cascade, some hundred feet in height, poured down its waters, and beneath, another high cascade fell into the main stream in the valley below.
Chorley have hit a flat spot at just the wrong time and trail County after taking just two points from their last three games, but they are at home for this crunch fixture.
Londoner Gemmell is blind since birth, but was kept up to date with the seven-year-old's in-race progress as Paisley Park emerged from a flat spot to surge into the lead under Aidan Coleman.
After a brilliant start, he hit a little bit of a flat spot in recent weeks, but that doesn't really matter.
All that happens is that I polish the top of the head and end up with a flat spot on the rounded screw head.
With the exception of a flat spot in 2009, Alaska has seen uninterrupted economic growth for twenty-five years.
CORONATION STREET GOING through a bit of a flat spot at the moment and Jean Alexander, right, aka street stalwart Hilda Ogden said this week she no longer watches the show because there's too much sex on it.
The report further said that Mark Taylor and Clarke have something in common, their flat spot average is 18 while Steve Waugh went 16 innings without a hundred as captain and later in his career, Ponting spent two years and 33 innings searching for triple figures.
Nearly half of babies under 2-months-old have a flat spot on the back of their heads, according to a new Canadian study published Monday (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/07/02/peds.2012-3438.abstract) in the journal Pediatrics .
* Forehead bulging on the same side as the flat spot
Boss Graham Turner said: "We've hit a flat spot and three consecutive defeats is the last thing we wanted at this stage of the season, with so much at stake."