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Do people place coal or charcoal in a “hookaa”?

What is the name of the thing that people put on the hookaa? Is it called coal or charcoal or both? I am confused about it.
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“Rage Quit” what is it? [closed]

I often hear the younger population using the term "rage quit". Could someone let me know if any of the following uses of this term are correct: I was so rage quit Or he was feeling rage ...
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Do wheels equal Chinese engineer always say `别自己造轮子` 's 轮子?

I read a page said: The extensions are Python wheels that you can run as CLI commands. Is the wheels meaning framworks or tools ? and is it Chinese engineer always say 别自己造轮子 's 轮子 from?
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What is the meaning of “amplifies fluctuations into a circular flow”?

I could not solve the meaning of this phrase: amplifies fluctuations into a circular flow. What does "amplify into" mean? Could you paraphrase the sentence for me? The phrase context is below: ...
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Better word for “agreement” when describing two quantities being compared

We have a specific concept in Mechanical Engineering. This concept describes that when entropy generation increases, then first law of thermodynamics decreases. I want to use these sentences in ...
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Longsleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, or long-sleeved shirt?

Hello: Is it longsleeve shirt? long sleeve shirt? Or long-sleeved shirt? It's so confusing.
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What is the term for decade, century, millenium, etc? [closed]

What is the terminology for a decade, century, millennium, etc?
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Should it be bachelor programme, bachelor's programme, bachelor program… or what?

Which of the following is/are correct: 1 a bachelor's programme 2 a bachelor's program 3 a bachelorprogram 4 a bachelor programme 5 a bachelor program Personally I'd go with (1) or possibly (4), ...
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What does the phrase “when to feather the throttle and when to pin in” mean in the given sentence? [closed]

Here is a sentence from a racer game: "You will need a sixth sense for knowing when to feather the throttle and when to pin in." Is it just about increasing or decreasing the speed of a car?
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X “feet” long - Measurement unit

I'm curious on the measure unit "foot/feet". We all have a ruler that tells you how long is 1 foot/2 feet long. But why using the word "foot/feet"? I am assuming it's how long an average human's ...
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What does “child components can mutate the parent” mean?

From View.js: In some cases, we may need “two-way binding” for a prop. Unfortunately, true two-way binding can create maintenance issues, because child components can mutate the parent without the ...
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Can I take note or highlight on paper during a TOEIC test in the reading section? [closed]

I heard that I cannot take notes during the listening section of the test (correct me if I am wrong) but I am wondering if similar rules apply to the reading section. Can I take note or highlight ...
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the word summer is sumatoria?

I have a sentence, in the sentence appear the word summer, but I can not understand the meaning (bold added): A single-input neuron is shown in Figure 2.1. The scalar input p is multiplied by the ...
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What is difference between mild ,modest and moderate? [closed]

As often seen in different stats especially in context of covid-19,some times we see term "mild" and sometime "moderate" One more apparently same term althought not in context of covid specifically, ...

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