(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.
(superl.) Not deep; having little depth; shoal.
(superl.) Not deep in tone.
(superl.) Not intellectually deep; not profound; not penetrating deeply; simple; not wise or knowing; ignorant; superficial; as, a shallow mind; shallow learning.
(n.) A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf.
(n.) The rudd.
(v. t.) To make shallow.
(v. i.) To become shallow, as water.
(1) Intestinal glands are not observed until 8.5cm, and are shallow in depth even in the adult.
(2) Terrorist groups need to be tackled at root, interdicting flows of weapons and finance, exposing the shallowness of their claims, channelling their followers into democratic politics.
(3) Those with shallow roots are least likely to mourn change.
(4) In comparison gradients of transcript levels are more shallow in either lytically or persistently infected cultured cells, where the transcripts of the fifth MV gene are only about five times less abundant than those of the first.
(5) With commonly used experimental procedures, it is difficult to know whether a shallow psychometric function slope is a true reflection of the sensory process, or is a result of "averaging" a highly variable underlying function.
(6) The lesions varied in length from 0.5 to 2 cm and were very shallow, generally 1 mm deep.
(7) Further purification of the fraction by equilibrium centrifugation on shallow sucrose gradients reduces further the contaminating activities and results in a PA distribution that closely parallels the distribution of the membrane enzyme, 5'-nucleotidase.
(8) A case of acute angle-closure glaucoma precipitated by oculomotor nerve palsy in a patient with shallow anterior chambers is reported.
(9) From the shallow pool of talent to the lack of a definable playing style and questions over whether they can handle the step up from qualification to tournament football, this is now England.
(10) In Experiment 1, it was found that deviations of observed recognition failure from predictions of the Tulving-Wiseman function (Tulving & Wiseman, 1975) were produced by shallow, nonsemantic encoding.
(11) Recordings from single neurons in the primary somatosensory cortex of the monkey during force regulation between the fingers showed following characteristics: the existence of classes of discharge patterns similar to those in motor cortex, but with differences in their distribution, a late onset of activity changes in relation to force increase and a linear relation to force, but with shallow mean rate-force slope.
(12) Families picnic between games of crazy golf or volleyball, bathers brave the shallows, children splash in the saltwater lido.
(13) Angiotensin II induced a weak secretion of both adrenaline and noradrenaline, with a threshold of 10-100 pM and a shallow concentration-dependence up to 10 microM.
(14) The threshold of instantaneous change of stage 2 to shallower stages due to the sound of a passing truck was at the peak level at less than 55 dB (A), and that of stage REM to other stages at 55 to 60 dB (A).
(15) Maybe this is symptomatic of how the possibilities of social media have just made our friendships shallower, an economy of “likes” and thoughtless “adds”.
(16) In addition, it was a shallow event with a source that was only 11km below ground.
(17) Some of the stomata overlie a deep pit; others overlie a shallower pit in which the surface of another cell can be seen beneath the opening.
(18) Initially each primordium forms a shallow depression in the ectodermal surface.
(19) Under the scanning electron microscope, the clear dentine tubules in the resorption lacuna, the shallow, unclear resorption lacuna with deposition of the hard tissue and the various steps between them were observed.
(20) We found shallow serpiginous, longitudinal ulcerations in the descending colon at the first examination of a 17-year-old female patient with Crohn's disease.