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tor·nil·lo

 (tôr-nĭl′ō, -nē′ō)
n. pl. tor·nil·los
2. A seismic signal associated with magma flow within a volcano and consisting of low frequency seismic waves that appear on a seismogram as a line resembling a screw seen from the side.

[Spanish, little lathe, screw, screw bean, diminutive of torno, lathe, from Latin tornus; see turn.]

tornillo

(tɔːˈniːjəʊ; tɔːˈnɪləʊ)
n
(Animals) a shrub which is found in Mexico and some south-western states of the US
Also called: screw bean

screw′ bean`


n.
1. a tree, Prosopis pubescens, of the legume family, native to the southwestern U.S., bearing twisted pods used as fodder.
2. the pod itself. Also called tornillo.
[1865–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tornillo - shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods
mesquit, mesquite - any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
screw bean - spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed
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The 17 members include personnel from the El Paso, Presidio, Columbus and Tornillo ports of entry.
The residents of Tornillo, a small unincorporated community in El Paso County in Texas, get their water from their own water treatment plant.
m al tornillo tipo Allen que se encuentra en el chasis, el torque fue obtenido a partir de (3) [16], la ubicacion de esta condiciones de borde puede observarse en la Figura 4 en donde las zonas mas oscuras son los lugares de aplicacion de las cargas y en los agujeros inferiores se restringieron los desplazamientos.
Las propuestas que aun se siguen desarrollando, estan relacionadas con la incorporacion de almidon en forma gelatinizada fabricada en procesos de extrusion de doble tornillo.
Se confecciona dispositivo fijo intraoral con tornillo tipo Hyrax, anclado en los molares con bandas superiores en temporales 55 y 65, que se cambian por a una ferula MacNamara soldada a ganchos de traccion extraoral para la mascara facial con 2 elasticos de 1/4 3.
ng that's ever o He said: "Ghosts began somewhere between the Caragh River and the Seefin mountains of Gleinbeigh, Co Kerry, and finished up in Tornillo, Texas, thirty miles East of the Rio Grande.
El fragmento se fija retrogradamente, no teniendo que utilizar tecnicas de injerto, trabeculas oseas biodegradables, o la fijacion mediante de tornillo Hebert.
Pero volvio a distraerse y me mostro un tornillo que acababa de sacar de su caja de herramientas, identico al que habia tirado en la basura.
Tornillo Creek, a tributary of the Rio Grande in Texas, United States, has historically been an important nursery and spawning habitat for fishes in the Rio Grande system (Hubbs and Wauer, 1973).
Se realizaron evaluaciones, de la capacidad resistente en madera de Pseudotsuga menziesii debido a su utilizacion mayoritaria como material estructural, mediante la tecnica no destructiva de ultrasonido y la tecnica pseudo no destructiva de extraccion de tornillo.
In the Florida case, candidate Pat Tornillo demanded that the Miami Herald print his reply to scathing Herald criticism.
8 Extraccion [N] -- N/A N/A tornillo canto Hinchamiento [%] -- max.