(n.) A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.
(v. t.) To make a dent upon; to indent.
(n.) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
(1) Meanwhile, reductions in tax allowances on dividends for company shareholders from £5,000 down to £2,000 represent another dent to the incomes of many business owners.
(2) The parameters of LES relaxation for both wet and dry swallows were similar using either a carefully placed single recording orifice or a Dent sleeve.
(3) Helen Dent, chief executive of Family Action, said: "It can't be right that going back to school breaks the bank for some families.
(4) The disastrous launches of SimCity and Battlefield 4 , the confining and somewhat invasive nature of the publisher’s Origin digital gaming platform and the voraciously monetised smartphone version of Dungeon Keeper, have kicked further dents in its reputation.
(5) But no sooner had Hull hopes risen than they were dented by Meyler.
(6) The bomb threat tweet was sent to Freeman, the Europe editor of Time magazine, Catherine Mayer, and the Independent columnist Grace Dent, who took a screen grab of the tweet and posted it for her Twitter followers to see .
(7) Hypercalcemia of sarcoidosis is associated with a normal or decreased C-terminal parathormone assay and a positive Dent test, as well as elevated serum immunoglobulins and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and a positive angiotensin-converting enzyme assay.
(8) This appears to be no longer true, and the attacks aren’t putting a dent in the polling deadlock.
(9) He may need to produce proof promptly if he wants to dent Key's chances of surviving Saturday's election.
(10) Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of president Pranab Mukherjee, himself an MP with the ruling Congress party, dismissed protesters after the Delhi rape as "dented and painted women".
(11) But the Pennsylvania Republican Charles Dent said: "We don't expect the secret service to take a bullet for the president's staff."
(12) In 1976 Dent (Gastroenterology 71: 263-267) introduced a sleeve-catheter device for obtaining continuous recording of lower esophageal sphincter pressure.
(13) The decision, which is being contested by the arts world in Germany and beyond, will effectively end the Deutsche Oper am Rhein – considered to be among Germany's 10 leading theatre institutions – and will seriously dent Duisburg's musical theatre and ballet output.
(14) "If on the other hand we can shape an agenda that says we can create jobs, advance growth and make a serious dent in climate change and be an international leader I think that is something the American people would support."
(15) The report by Dr Androulla Johnstone and Christine Dent for the NHS Health and Social Care Advisory Service describes Savile as “an opportunistic predator who could also on occasions show a high degree of premeditation when planning attacks on his victims”.
(16) Moderates “don’t like the idea of taking a vote in the House that may go nowhere in the Senate”, said Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania.
(17) Journalist Ticky Hedley Dent shot back: "I think #Mumsnet is key to understanding feminism.
(18) But it also has a relatively small number of downloadable apps and very little memory for storing them; no easy way of transferring music files to the device; and the attractiveness of the high-resolution screen is somewhat dented by the fact that it doesn't support "multi-touch" interactions in the way the Apple product does.
(19) Recipe supplied by Patrick Hanna, L'Entrepot, lentrepot.co.uk Clams with leek, fennel and parsley Though you could add a twirl of al dente spaghetti or linguine to this dish, it is the fragrant, briny broth that delights – better with a crusty loaf and a spoon.
(20) While on paper the US housing market makes up a smaller part of the economy following the crash, new signs of stagnation are likely to dent consumer confidence.
() of Pen
(v. t.) Penned or shut up; confined; -- often with up.
(1) Some retailers said April's downpours led to pent-up demand which was unleashed at the first sign of summer, with shoppers rushing to update their summer wardrobes.
(2) The effects of the hypoglycaemic compound pent-4-enoic acid, and of four structurally related non-hypoglycaemic compounds (pent-2-enoic acid, pentanoic acid, cyclopropanecarboxylic acid and cyclobutanecarboxylic acid), on several reactions in rat liver mitochondria were determined.
(3) In a reconstituted sequence with purified enzymes crotonoyl-CoA was largely converted into acetyl-CoA, and pent-2-enoyl-CoA into acetyl-CoA and propionyl-CoA.
(4) Cell replication rates in male rats increased specifically in the histologically damaged P2 segments after PER or PENT exposure.
(5) The percentage inhibition of [1-(14)C]palmitate oxidation by pent-4-enoic acid was the same whether carnitine was present or not.
(6) The pent-up fury of the parents reflected the intensity of the violent protests that marked a dramatic week in Mexico, which has deepened the political crisis facing President Enrique Peña Nieto as he returns from a week-long trip to China and Australia, seen by many as a sign of disdain for the suffering and anger at home.
(7) Trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PER), and pentachloroethane (PENT) are widely used industrial chemicals that cause an increased incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in mice and a very low incidence of renal tubular adenocarcinoma in rats.
(8) The metabolic effects of the hypoglycaemic agent pent-4-enoate were studied in isolated, beating or potassium-arrested rat hearts.
(9) Excitatory postsynaptic potentials (EPSPs) elicited by stimulation of mossy fibers were suppressed by Pent.
(10) N-(5-acetoxypent-1-yl)doxorubicin (4), which should give rise to N-(5-hydroxypent-1-yl)doxorubicin on esterase-mediated hydrolysis, and N-(pent-1-yl)doxorubicin (5), were also prepared for comparative biological studies.
(11) The return of Paragon was welcomed by mortgage broker Ray Boulger of John Charcol who said there was pent up demand for such lending from professional landlords, particularly since Lloyds Banking Group pulled back from the market this month.
(12) The mechanism of the hypoglycaemic effect of pent-4-enoic acid is discussed; it is suggested that there is an inhibition of fatty acid and ketone-body oxidation and of gluconeogenesis so that glucose reserves become exhausted, leading to hypoglycaemia.
(13) After exercise, the increase of [pent] was much smaller (240%) and was less significant (P less than 0.2) than with the placebo.
(14) But in a sign of pent-up reform pressure on Capitol Hill, two measures dealing with the NSA were quietly included in the 1,600-page spending text with relatively little fanfare – or opposition from the White House – and are likely to pave the way for more binding legislative efforts once President Barack Obama outlines his own response to the surveillance scandal on Friday.
(15) Renal alpha 2 mu concentrations in male rats increased after PER or PENT but not TCE administration.
(16) By partial hydrolysis, periodate oxidation, methylation, specific optical rotation, and 13C and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance studies, the structure of the O-chain was established as being a linear backbone of alternating 1,3-linked alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl and beta-L-rhamnopyranosyl units, to which 2,2-linked beta-D-threo-pent-2-ulofuranoside (D-xylulofuranoside) units were present on every L-rhamnopyranosyl residue, as shown below.
(17) Pent-4-enoate (0.1mm) caused a rapid and almost complete decrease in free CoA and a large increase in acid-soluble acyl-CoA when incubated with coupled mitochondria.
(18) With transactions at two-thirds of their 2007 peak, prices are finally reacting as much to pent-up demand as to the prospect of economic growth.
(19) Under these conditions 1-(2,3-dideoxy-5-O-p-toluyl-alpha-D- glycero-pent-2-enofuranosyl)-5-Tms-uracil was obtained from 1-(2-deoxy-alpha-D-ribofuranosyl)-5-Tms-uracil.
(20) Lipopolysaccharides of Yersinia enterocolitica serovars O:5 and O:5,27 were shown to have a similar sugar composition, consisting of L-rhamnose, D-glucose, D-galactose, D- and L-glycero-D-manno-heptose, 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose, 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-galactose, 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonate and D-threo-pent-2-ulose (D-xylulose).