2016年4月7日 星期四

see, rightly, squint, sideways, nailer



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China-Taiwan Talks
“China and Taiwan Hold First Direct Talks Since '49” (news article, Feb. 12) rightly identifies the importance of the historic meeting in Nanjing to the ...

"Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million." - George Bernard Shaw







WASHINGTON, DC � The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Coil Nailers
Units: About 50,000 in the United States and about 15,000 in Canada
Importer: Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd., of Norcross, Ga.
Manufacturer: Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd., of Japan
Hazard: The nailers could have a faulty feeder that can allow nails to be ejected sideways, posing a serious injury hazard to the user or bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 37 reports of nails being ejected sideways, including 15 reports of injuries. The injuries were primarily in the eye region, including five reports of partial blindness.
Description: The coil nailers are used to project nails into drywall, wood or other materials. The model number is NV83A2 and can be found on the body of the product. Only those units manufactured between October 2002 and September 2005 are included in this recall. The manufacturing date can be identified by the serial number engraved at the end of the handle, the first digit representing the month (1 for January, 2 for February, 3 for March, 4 for April, 5 for May, 6 for June, 7 for July, 8 for August, 9 for September, O for October, N for November and D for December) and the second digit representing the year (2 for 2002, 3 for 2003, 4 for 2004 and 5 for 2005).
Sold at: Lowe, Home Depot, other home improvement and building supply stores and online at Amazon.com nationwide from November 2002 through March 2006 for between $350 and $400.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coil nailer and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. at (800) 706-7337 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm Web site at www.hitachipowertools.com
Note: Health Canada press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=959



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squint (skwĭnt) pronunciation

v., squint·ed, squint·ing, squints. v.intr.
  1. To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight.
    1. To look or glance sideways.
    2. To look askance, as in disapproval.
  2. To have an indirect reference or inclination.
  3. To be affected with strabismus.
v.tr.
  1. To cause to squint.
  2. To close (the eyes) partly while looking.
n.
  1. The act or an instance of squinting.
    1. A sideways glance.
    2. A quick look or glance: Take a squint at this view.
  2. An oblique reference or inclination.
  3. See strabismus.
  4. A hagioscope.
adj.
  1. Looking obliquely or askance.
  2. Squint-eyed.
[Short for ASQUINT.]
squinter squint'er n.
squinty squint'y adj.


nailer
(′nāl·ər)
(engineering) A wood strip or block which serves as a backing into which nails can be driven.

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