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noun as in on-and-off device

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It is more in the shutting off of the valve that you are inclined to struggle.

These days, the bags usually have valves on them to prevent dust escaping, and when the bag is full, it’s relatively easy and mess-free to dispose of the entire bag and its dusty contents.

Air also exits through a valve located elsewhere on the hood.

I have now found the irrigation line for that half of the house, confirmed it by turning the valve off, and also went into the crawl space to confirm it’s using soft water.

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Some valved masks do have filters between the valve and the outside world, he says, which would reduce or prevent the spread of the virus.

Such and such a time, such and such a day, then trouble with the valve.

The flawed valve was rapidly replaced by a more robust system.

This safety valve allows citizens to sound the alarm and challenge those whose views are hateful and totalitarian.

[W] thout an exchange-rate safety valve you need an alternate way to rebalance economies.

He also might have a heart-valve problem, but recovery from repair of these generally takes longer than a few days.

A feed-pump forced water into the boilers; each had a safety-valve with a lever and weight.

The valve-seat H has formed on its lower surface two crescent shaped long and narrow slits.

The discharge-valve was then opened for a moment, allowing a blast of steam to escape, reducing the pressure say to one-half.

The valve open while the plunger-pole ascended 20 inches, then went the remainder of the 10-feet stroke expansive.

The engine boy having fixed the safety-valve while he fished for eels, caused an explosion of the boiler.

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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to valve, such as: faucet, pipe, spigot, cock, flap, and gate.

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