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kuhn strik shuhn

  • n  a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
  • n  tight or narrow compression
  • n  a tight feeling in some part of the body
    he felt a constriction in her chest
    emotion caused a constriction of his throat
  • n  the action or process of compressing
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  • Looking Forward & Backward—For An Entire City Block
    When Don Wunderlee moved his studio from Westville to Erector Square, he had to cram into a reduced 400 square feet of space and hang his paintings-in-progress chock-a-block and atop each other. That constriction gave him some new visual ideas that he now has plenty of room to show off. They’re hanging in a unique new gallery space in town that is literally a city block long.
    June 14, 2013 - New Haven Independent

  • Ken Salazar in
    I think so,said Salazar. "It's a trampling on a freedom that we cherish in this country that's a universal freedom. I don't think that kind of constriction on something that is such an international global celebration is something that...
  • George Brandis in Sydney Morning Herald
    Since the election of the Rudd government there has been a noticeable constriction of the flow of information from the bureaucracy to the senate estimates committee,Senator Brandis said.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu in Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    If one is talking about what are effective sanctions, they must include the constriction of the export of oil from Iran and the import of refined oil into Iran,Netanyahu said Monday in a speech to the Jewish Agency for Israel's board of...

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