Place assigned to crew and passengers where they have to meet before they will be ordered to enter the lifeboats


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POINT OF SWITCH

That place in a track where a car passes from the main track to a turnout.

POINT OF FROG

The place of intersection of the gage lines of the main track and a turnout.

PEN

1. A small place for confinement, storage, or protection. 2. A device for writing with ink.

PAPERCUTTER

[DESENG] Ahand-operateddevice to cut and trim paper, consisting of a cutting blade bolted at one end to a ruled board; when the blade is drawn flush with the board, which has a metal strip at the cutting edge, a shearing action takes place which cuts the paper cleanly and evenly.

OSTWALD PROCESS

An industrial preparation of nitric acid by the oxidation of ammonia; the oxidation takes place in successive stages to nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, and nitric acid; a catalyst of platinum gauze is used and high temperatures are needed.

LASER SCRIBER

A laser-cutting setup used in place of a diamond scriber for dicing thin slabs of silicon, gallium arsenide, and other semiconductor materials used in the production of semiconductor diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits; also used for scribing sapphire and ceramic substrates.

ISOTHERMAL TRANSFORMATION

Any transformation of a substance which takes place at a constant temperature.

ISENTROPIC PROCESS

A change that takes place without any increase or decrease in entropy, such as a process which is both reversible and adiabatic.

ISENTHALPIC EXPANSION

Expansion which takes place without any change in enthalpy.

IMHOFF TANK

A sewage treatment tank in which digestion and settlement take place in separate compartments, one below the other.

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