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Noun1.Ratch - mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one directionratch - mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
detent, pawl, click, dog - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
ratchet wheel - toothed wheel held in place by a pawl or detent and turned by a lever
ratchet screwdriver, spiral ratchet screwdriver - a screwdriver with a ratchet (so the blade turns in only one direction) and a spiral in the handle (so the blade rotates) with downward pressure on the handle
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The first shipment of project freight for Ratch Australia Corporations Mount Emerald Wind Farm has arrived in Cairns (on Wednesday 20 September).
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Rum Herabat, chief executive officer of RATCH, said the project has the support of the Thai government.
Twenty-one percent said "unsound, start from sc ratch," 52 percent said "unsound, major changes," 18 percent said "sound, minor changes," and 3 percent said "sound, no changes.
All attention is on the Fed," said Ratch Sodsatit, Bangkok-based managing director of Asset Plus Fund Management, which oversees about $972 million of assets.
Anthropologist and ethnopharmacologist Ratch and art historian and anthropologist Muller-Ebeling have been writing books on substances used in sexual practices since the 1980s, and have now decided to collect that information and new information they have acquired into a comprehensive reference.
The ratch on both the pre-draft and main spinning area is adjustable to suit the length of fibres processed in the range of 60mm to 120mm.
6 January 2011 - S&P today lifted by one step to BBB+ the long-term corporate credit rating with a "stable" outlook on Thailand-based Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Co Ltd (BAK:RATCH), or RATCH.
Mr Baker feels that MPs not into such nauseating brown-nosing should be excused from doing so, leaving the rest to their own devices as they ratch up the brownie points towards their eventual OBEs and knighthoods.
Ratch, (27) when, in invalidating under federal controlled-substances law the medical-marijuana-use provisions of the California Compassionate Use Act, it failed to correct the gross Commerce Clause expansion in Wickard.
Collier used to ratch about on his bicycle up into the hills and take wonderful pictures of farms and people.