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suhk shuhn

  • n  a force over an area produced by a pressure difference
  • n  the act of sucking
  • v  remove or draw away by the force of suction
    the doctors had to suction the water from the patient's lungs
  • v  empty or clean (a body cavity) by the force of suction
    suction the uterus in an abortion

  • Other c330 flaws included a windshield suction cup that just didn't suck enough, and a GPS chip that would lose reception when driving on an underpass.
  • The device plugged into an electrical outlet and came with suction cups.
  • The suction cup mount really sucksin a good wayand lets you easily position the screen any which way you like.
News & Articles

  • Apple secures patent for button overlay on multi-touch displays
    Apple has won a US patent on an accessory that adds tactile buttons to the display of a multi-touch device. AppleInsider notes that the accessory would use suction to stick to a screen, and feature buttons that deform and spring back as they're pushed. To actually register touch input, tiny rubber or metal pucks might be embedded into the buttons. Some buttons could be used as finger rests, and ...
    June 11, 2013 - MacNN
  • State proposes emergency rules to close suction dredge mining loophole
    The state Department of Fish and Wildlife proposed emergency rules on Friday to close a loophole in its moratorium on suction dredge mining. ”I'm proud that California, Fish and Wildlife and the Governor's office responded,” Karuk
    June 9, 2013 - Mendocino Beacon
  • Closing A Loophole
    Sacramento, CA - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has taken emergency actions to shore up a loophole in the suction dredge mining moratorium. (
    June 8, 2013 -

  • Will Smith in Philadelphia Daily News
    People think it's all about suction and that they're going to have their insides removed by this marvel of modern engineering - but it doesn't suck, it blows. Not everyone can handle this thing emotionally,Smith added, "so I've made sure I...
  • Mike Tyson in Globe and Mail
    You're smart too late and old too soon,Tyson said. "I just got caught up in that suction cup. I feel like Rip Van Winkle right now."

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