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  • n. Plural form of socket.


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  • The Kenosha, Wis. -based company, a pioneer in designing wrench handles with interchangeable sockets, is benefitting from a pick-up in the automotive market, which accounts for 71% of sales.

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  • Here, buzzing in his shoulder sockets, is the struggle for authenticity; there, warping his tongue, is the torment of becoming.

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  • My eye balls dissolve into their cranial sockets from the insides of my skull, eaten away by a thousand maggots spewing acid.

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  • Many server admins would prefer to go for the no sockets version because they can avoid installing an extension called sockets which is quite unnecessary.

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  • It was inmates who worked here at the mining enterprise since the camp was right next to the mine The reason for the emergency situation -- an ignorance of elementary engineering -- could have been clarified without having to fly out to the site Its consequences could have been eliminated as well by instruction from a competent engineer What was needed were experienced pyrotechnic specialists and demolition experts And they sent us a demolition-qualified inmate tall, exhausted by hunger and the Artic, with a very characteristic, slightly elongated artistic face on which the unnatural protrusion of gray eyes in sockets sunken from emaciation revealed someone ill with exophthalmos goiter In an accent clearly that of an English speaker, he also only identified himself as a citizen of the United States of America,

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  • Arriving TCP data packets are identified as belonging to a specific TCP connection by its sockets, that is, the combination of source host address, source port, destination host address, and destination port. and IIS 2 million pageviews per hour « The Paradigm Shift

  • So even if one dies screaming with eyeballs bulging out of the sockets, that is not what one sees in the coffin.

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  • The GE Energy Smart LED Bulb fits normal incandescent sockets, which is a nice touch for those worried about having to replace infrastructure just to harness the power of environmentally friendly lighting. New Product Reviews

  • There are no memory card sockets, which is fair enough on a machine designed for home office duties, but it would have been good to see a compromise, with a front-panel USB/Pictbridge socket, so you could print from USB drives and cameras.

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  • These pillars of setimwood, five cubits high, stood on bases ( "sockets", Ex., xxxix, 39) of brass and were held in position by means of cords (ibid., xxxix, 40) fastened to brass pegs

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon


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