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or man·dril  (măn′drəl)
1. A spindle or an axle used to secure or support material being machined or milled.
2. A metal rod or bar around which material, such as metal or glass, may be shaped.
3. A shaft on which a working tool is mounted, as in a dental drill.

[Possibly alteration of French mandrin, lathe, from Provençal mandre, axle, crank, from Old Provençal, beam of a balance, from Latin mamphur, bow-drill, perhaps from Oscan.]
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Noun1.mandril - any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating partsmandril - any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
drive - (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
rotating shaft, shaft - a revolving rod that transmits power or motion
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Table 3: unique Fingerprint ID [18] tore Minutiae angle integer priority position position angle x y x y 74 136 41 138 273.499999999994 273 PI 108 157 58.3000000000006 058 P2 38 99 223.499999999992 223 P3 106 180 35.6000000000002 035 P4 140 134 90.8999999999991 090 P5 50 205 341.000000000009 341 P6 Unique ID 273058223035090341 Table 4: evaluation of the proposed watermark method Image Name MSE PSNR Lena color 0.000081 89.02 cameraman 0.00009 88.57 jetplane 0.000091 88.51 livingroom 0.000109 87.74 Mandril color 0.000104 87.94 Peppers color 0.000096 88.27
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It is a simple matter of dipping a mandril (an object in the inverse shape of what a manufacturer wants the produced object's shape to be) into plastisol, a suspension of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) particles in a liquid plasticizer, cooling and removing the hardened plastic object.