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ring·hals

(rĭng′hăls′) also rink·hals (rĭngk′-)
n. pl. ring·hals·es also rink·hals·es
An African snake (Hemachatus haemachatus) that has one or two whitish bands across the neck and sprays venom at the eyes of an attacker, occasionally causing blindness.

[Obsolete Afrikaans : ring, ring (from Middle Dutch rinc; see sker- in Indo-European roots) + hals, neck (from Middle Dutch; see kwel- in Indo-European roots).]
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Noun1.ringhals - highly venomous snake of southern Africa able to spit venom up to seven feetringhals - highly venomous snake of southern Africa able to spit venom up to seven feet
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
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capacity market due to its suspension, lower output from Maasvlakte 3 in the Netherlands and unit 2 at Ringhals nuclear power station in Sweden (in which Uniper owns a minority stake), and production interruptions in France caused by strikes.
Holmgren, "Validation of RELAP5/MOD3.3 against a load step transient at Ringhals 4 NPP," in Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH '16), Chicago, IL, USA, August 2015.
Swedish utility Vattenfall has announced it will spend SEK900m ($107m) for the upgrade of 1064MW, unit 3 reactor and 1130MW unit 4 reactor at the Ringhals nuclear power plant (NPP) in Sweden.
Also, interestingly, like Africa's spitting cobras and ringhals, some species of Parabuthus are believed to be able to "spit" or project their venom--though this still needs to be conclusively documented.
The Swedish nuclear regulator has recommended that the operators of four reactors that will shut earlier than planned - Oskarshamn units 1 and 2 and Ringhals 1 and 2 - should pay higher waste fees to ensure the country's nuclear waste fund is sufficient.
(15.) Vattenfall estimates that Ringhals 1 and 2 will be decommissioned after 50 years of operation, that is in 2026.
(MHI) has received an order for pressurizer nozzle spool piece replacement work on the Ringhals 3 reactor at the Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden.
Bernitt, "Final report on the research project ringhals diagnostics and monitoring, stage-12," Tech.
The additional sources of [sup.90]Sr were the nine nuclear power plants along the Baltic shores situated in Russia (Sosnovy Bor), Finland (Loviisa and Olkiluoto), Sweden (Forsmark, Barseback, Oskarshamn, and Ringhals), Lithuania (Ignalina, out of operation), and Germany (Greif-swald, out of operation).
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-October 23, 2012-Sweco awarded EUR10.6m contract to modernise Ringhals nuclear power plant(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
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STOCKHOLM, Sha'ban 1, 1433, Jun 21, 2012, SPA -- Sweden has raised the security level at its nuclear power plants after explosives were found on a truck at the southwestern Ringhals atomic power station, AP reported.