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What are rollers that are sat one after one called?

How can I describe those rollers that are sat one after one? Does "a row of rollers" work? The dough passes through a row of rollers.
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Why are illegally imported vehicles into Mexico with U.S. license plates driven by residents south of the US-Mexico border called chocolate cars?

I read: “Chocolate cars” is a term used to describe illegally imported vehicles with U.S. license plates driven by residents south of the border. Why are they called chocolate cars?
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"I sat in the kitchen sipping my coffee" AND "… and I was sipping my coffee"

"I sat in the kitchen sipping my coffee" "I sat in the kitchen and I was sipping my coffee" These two sentences are the same meaning, but what type of grammar are between these ...
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Typing vs writing on a computer keyboard

I see the terms “type” and “write” used to describe putting text into a computer using a keyboard. What is the difference between them? Examples: “typing a document” “typing on a typewriter” “writing ...
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What is the name of this phenomenon in grammar?

1 I gave him a wrench. 1a A wrench was given to him. - CORRECT Give can be used in either the active or passive voices. 2 We come across different people. - OK 2a Different people can be come across ...
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So, captain Nares shipping company and Dodds/Pinkerton have signed a shipping charter agreeing to delayed payment post salvage profits

Related: Link to StackE Literature The ill-omened Flying Scud was abandoned and wrecked at Midway Atoll by its unscrupulous owners who conspired to commit an insurance fraud (In the process they ...
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What do you call a subject open for doctoral studies?

Universities generally have a set of subjects open for doctoral studies. In my own language we call them "forskarutbildningsämnen", which translates as "doctoral education subjects"...
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Probationary period vs trial period in employment contract

Some employment contracts have a period of, e.g., 2 months where either party is free to terminate the contract without needing to motivate their choice. This is meant as a trial period for the ...
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Pro-predicate and Pro-predication

When I read CGEL, Quirk et al, I found some terminology very obscure. Now I need help. What do "pro-predicate" and "pro-predication" exactly mean and how can I distinguish between ...
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A proper name for that part of preparing to spit when I "suck" saliva/water/mouthwash from the gaps between my teeth

I am looking for a proper name for one of the stages of preparing to spit. I mean the action of "sucking" saliva/water/mouthwash from the gaps between my teeth. I guess I mean it as opposed ...
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"I am appeared to redly" - This sentence is making me very puzzled and confused

At the moment, I can't tell whether it's because I am tired and fail to notice the obvious or the sentence is really unusual. I've been stuck on this one for a good ten minutes including some googling ...
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What does the phrase “to divide a bill” mean (in politics)? [closed]

Please explain what does the phrase “to divide a bill” mean in politics?
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What are the normalized entries called on the table of contents of thefreedictionary?

For example, these multi-word expressions or lexical units can be listed in their very base forms on thefreedictionary.com: leave one's mark leave mark on develop from develop from someone develop ...
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Why some write "an" in "an bosonic"?

Recently I got corrected by other person from "a bosonic bath" to "an bosonic bath" (neither of us is a native speaker). That sounds weird to me, and does not look according to the ...
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Want to know about grammatical term for substitutable part

I should think you call those nouns antecedent which are referred to by relative pronoun. those nouns -> antecedent which -> relative pronoun Then, what do you call those nouns if they can be ...
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Print-friendly or printer friendly?

Which one is correct? Print-friendly or printer friendly? Moreover, should we use a dash with the first version? Context: A PDF format is a great way to print documents.
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Which short form of "Stack Exchange Data Explorer" is more commonly used? "SEDE" or "the SEDE"?

"SEDE" is an acronym for "Stack Exchange Data Explorer", so when using it as an acronym, very strictly speaking, it should be "the SEDE". Is it okay to use as a proper ...
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What do you call an undergrad student who completed his degree?

I'm trying to write the following sentence correctly: X is a graduated undergraduate student from my same undergraduate university. I hope you get the gist. X is a student who completed his ...
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What uniting term are subjects, objects, verbs, etc called?

A noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, interjection or article is a part of speech or a word class. A subject, object, verb, complement, adverbial, modifier or supplement ...
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Confused by how to describe amounts and numbers

I've seen 'quantity' used synonymously with amount, but I'm confused with how we 'describe' it. For example: 'John is one man' 'Two men is a larger amount than one man' Or 'My collection is four coins'...
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A low price given to a new costumer is called "the get-acquainted price"?

It is very often to see, especially in Wholesaling (but not only), a low price that is given to a new customer, in order that he will get acquainted with their product. What is the term used to ...
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What is the term for those yellow/orange boxes in public where you defecate?

Cubicles?? I can't seem to get the word on Google nor the picture. But I have seen them in the EU and US on movies.
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Question about poetic meter(DUM-da DUM-da DUM-da DUM)in a children's book

Recently I've learned something about poetic meter such as iamb and trochee. And I‘ve known that iamb is consisted of one unstressed syllable and one stressed syllable. The rhythm of it sounds like da-...
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What is the proper format to describe "X-ing" a number in dialogue?

If I have a character saying, "He's thinking of 2xing our budget." What would be the proper format? "Two-xing" "Two exing" "2 exing" "2-xing" "...
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Dependent clause at the beginning of a sentence which modifies the predicate

I’m looking for a term that describes the dependent clause at the beginning of a sentence that modifies the predicate (not sure if I’m describing this accurately). For example, in the sentence “With a ...
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Meaning and concept of word "intuitive " in applied sciences and engineering?

Google returns meaning of intuitive as using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning. But in context of applied sciences and engineering, this meaning doesn't makes ...
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What does the phrase ''blind chance'' mean?

in the following sentence, how should I take the meaning of the phrase ''blind chance''? Should I take as ''uncontrolled coincidence''? or what? especially the word ''blind'' makes difficult to know ...
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what is simple meaning of the philosophical term ''Categorical Imperative''? [closed]

About following definition given by Marriam Webster dictionary, May I know a clear and simple meaning? or simple meaning of the term ''Categorical Imperative''? Because I'm not clear enough as its ...
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What are these equations called in English?

I just wonder what these simple equations are called in English? Do they have professional names/terminologies in math? equation 1: x = a + b - c equation 2: x = a * b / c The key is the sign, ...
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Is it correct to say using "references" to link sentences

Someone thinks that linking words are the only way to link sentences. She uses linking words in front of every one of her sentences. I want to tell her that we can also use references like "this ...
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Type/Name of comma

Last month the science museum was opened, giving an insight into traditionally secret world of scientist. What is the type/name of the comma above? (The one before 'giving')
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What word would refer to "fluent in reading"?

What word would you use to refer to "fluency" in reading? The manner which is characterized by your highly infrequent use of dictionaries when reading texts and a good speed. You could say ...
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Word for a person who demands in "supply & demand" context

In economics and similar subjects, we have the term "supply & demand". The word for the person (or company) who supplies is "supplier". What's the word for the person who ...
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Can an entity act as a person?

Can an organization or a place act as a person? My example: My office and I wrote down some possible topics to discuss for the meeting tomorrow I was told that this is incorrect because an "...
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Which meaning of "naturally" fits in this context?

I came across this adverb (naturally) while reading a math book. In this book, a concept (extended complex plane) has been defined before and now the book says it can be motivated even more naturally ...
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English word for the Afrikaans word "bies"

I tried google translate with no luck. This may be a translation of a word only a person who has spent time on a farm would know. When a cow gives birth to a calf there is a type milk that the calf ...
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How do you ask something which is not exactly "half a glass"?

I know to ask, Please, fill half a glass of water/tea. Well, the context for the above sentence is understandable. But, what if I need to ask the same, where Cases: The tea/water is more than half ...
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Do inorganic nonmetallic materials imply that inorganic metallic materials exist?

I am not a chemistry major and encountered a chemistry term today which seems strange to me: inorganic nonmetallic materials[1, 2]. Does the name imply that there exist inorganic metallic materials? I ...
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cast iron: what kind is it?

I need to use a word for a kind of iron which is not malleable (I mean which fractures if bent) and cannot be moulded. I have tried my best to find it but I couldn't. Someone told me 'cast iron'. Is ...
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What is the specification of a degree called?

University degrees are usually specified in some way, so you get, for instance, a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science. Now I'm wondering what you call this specification – is there a special ...
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Shortenend form for "The diameters given are the inside diameters"

This is the sentence to be written in a report - "The diameters given are the inner side diameters". But that seems wordy, especially because of the repetition of "diameters". I ...
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What are the grammatical terms to describe the way of using the adjective "beautiful" in these two sentences?

What are the grammatical terms to describe the two different ways of using the adjective "beautiful" in these two sentences? The beautiful girl The girl is beautiful If I explain the ...
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What does the word "typed" refer to in the following sentence? [closed]

C# 1.0 was released in 2002 and included all the important features of a statically typed object oriented modern language, as you will see throughout chapters 2 to 6. This sentence has given from a ...
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Formula 1 and Betting vocabulary question

I don't get those bets on a website betting on Formula 1. It is written that the qualifying winner of the next Russian GP in Formula 1 (26th september 2021) will have: under 0.1s winning margin with ...
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What's the grammatical function of the following phrase in bold?

I'm not sure if the phrase in bold in the following context is an example of an adjunct in grammar. To my knowledge, adjuncts are usually adverb groups or prepositional phrases. In everyday practice, ...
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The technical name of the opening theme that played at the start of a film

What is the technical term of the opening theme that played before the part in a film in which the name of actors and actresses are displaying?
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What's “hamburger button” means?

I read a sentence Instead of a menu bar and a toolbar, we will use a drawer from which the user can pick the actions. The drawer can swiped in from the side, but we also offer a hamburger button in ...
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What do you call a certificate that a doctor gives you so that you could submit it to your employer as proof that were sick?

What do you call a certificate that a doctor gives you so that you could submit it to your employer as proof that were sick? Please, name your part of the world (country, county, etc.)
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The name of the term for forming noun

What do you say if you change the shape of noun from singlar form to plural form or vice versa ? The property of the noun such as singular form and plural form are called ( plurality ? ), and the ...
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"things are bad" - "issues are bad" - "stuff is bad"?

I'm a designer and I want to design one tattoo when I want to express something like two parts: Things are just bad (or doomed) // but // they will get worse. And I want to represent it with Medusa (...
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