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We call them Oven Mitts. At least online shopping seems to confirm! It's interesting to see that 'oven glove' is used too, it's obvious, but around here (NZ and Australia, and apparently the States) they are 'mitts'. However, looking up the definition of mitt: a glove leaving the fingers and thumb-tip exposed. Well, that's the last thing you want ...
I think the word you want is latch. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/latch Lock would imply you need a key or some other device to open it.
In order to identify the object the OP is describing, I posted this answer with the term I use. At first I didn't think about alternative expressions based on geographical location. Other users did that after mine. I think the OP can enjoy a lively and useful discussion on the theme. Oven glove: BRITISH ENGLISH - a thick covering for the hand, ...
This is not a makeshift lock! Makeshift does not mean 'simple', 'basic' or 'primitive'! It means 'created in an emergency out of whatever materials are to hand'. For example, you might take off your white shirt and tie it to a pole to create a makeshift flag of surrender. A 'lock' is a secure closing device operated by a key or a numerical combination. ...
While oven mitts work, my family usually used rectangular pieces of cloth that were often also purposed as placemats to stop the tablecloth from melting/catching on fire. These are called Pot holders, though the single word "potholders" is also used on shopping sites. They also come in silicone!
It's a Cabin Hook. cabin hook noun Definition of CABIN HOOK : a small hook and eye for use on cabinet doors First Known Use of CABIN HOOK 1845 Source http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cabin%20hook They are also used to hold outward opening doors (for example patio doors) against a wall (to stop the doors blowing closed in a ...
This is called either a hook and eye lock or a cabin door lock. Your picture looks like the hardware pivots into the room, in which case it's called a cabin swivel door lock.
...shifted to other species of ... or "to the other members of ..."
knows it inside and out To know something "inside out" or "inside and out"? knows it from A to Z http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/from-a-to-z knows it backwards and forwards http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/know+backwards+and+forwards
Dan Bron put this in a comment, but I think it deserves to be an answer: the river Lethe /ˈliːθi/ is a mythological reference familiar to most educated English speakers; its water was said to have equivalent effects on the souls of the dead (as Wikipedia puts it, "all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness"). So, if you want to use a ...
Since he developed this software framework himself, he knows the ____ and ____ of it. Since he developed this software framework himself, he knows the ins and outs of it. Ins and outs: characteristic peculiarities or technicalities : workings ramifications
Flower of oblivion seems to fit. "Oblivion" definition (source Dictionary.com): the state of being completely forgotten or unknown (a former movie star now in oblivion). the state of forgetting or of being oblivious (the oblivion of sleep). the act or process of dying out; complete annihilation or extinction (If we don't preserve their habitat, ...
I'll expand Andrew Leach's comment into an answer. mind verb : to be bothered by (something) : to object to or dislike (something) : to care about or worry about (something or someone) —used to make a polite request Merriam Webster To see examples, follow the links at the bottom of this Google ngram: didn't mind Note: Click ...
Unknown fits the description. Nothing more is needed. Or since something can be known about something that is more generally unknown (for example, only its existence might be known), you can go with "unknown unknown", where the first "unknown" is an adjective modifying the second "unknown", which is a noun. "Unknown unknown" was made famous by Donald ...
Gold Star Informal. Symbolic approval or recognition for outstanding merit or effort: You get the gold star for cooking such a gourmet dinner. anything that represents an outstanding effort or achievement: Her promotion was the gold star she'd been working for. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gold+star Both terms conjure ...
You're having an epiphany: A moment of sudden and great revelation or realization.
It's true, there's only 120 hits on Google for the phrase "stopped finding meaning in" and 4 on Google Books. (Google Books, I will note, is an iffy source, considering the legal disputes and the practical abandonment of the project). However, there are 420 for "no longer found meaning in" (52 in Google Books), 5,650 for "no longer find meaning in" (270 in ...
Full marks (definition: full credit for an achievement; praise that someone deserves for accomplishment, hard work, intelligence or other quality). Or expression of satisfaction (example: For our wounded Your Majesty's expression of satisfaction is going to become a source of consolation). And, of course, some "brownie points" for @Mitch comment: gold ...
Rather than gold star, I suggest plus. Gold star would be awkward here: It was another plus for her that she had attended the meeting.
You can just use a "service company". There are many categories into which you can divide companies, but "service(-oriented/based) company" and "manufacturing (product-oriented/based) company", "sales(-oriented/based) company" are 3 major categories. There is no company which doesn't fit into one of the 3 categories, I believe. The below link explaines ...
I'd use 'supplier': Definition: A supplier is an entity that supplies goods and services to another organization. This entity is part of the supply chain of a business, which may provide the bulk of the value contained within its products. Some suppliers may even engage in drop shipping, where they ship goods directly to the customers of the buyer. (-- ...
In Russia, we call these kinds of lessons "семинар", and people who conduct them "семинарист". It's not so actually. It's very unformal, uncommon, and slang name. Usually such persons are called "ассистент" - or exactly T.A. in English.
Although it may be an incomplete answer, what you're describing is someone who is pigheaded. ...willfully or perversely unyielding... refusing to change your opinion... stubborn... stupidly obstinate Merriam-Webster's quote, "the kind of pigheaded person who seems to believe that facts only confuse an issue," feels particularly on-point.
What you call "direct ancestors or direct descendants", I call "immediate family". So to invert that, how about "distant family", or "distant relatives", or even "peripheral family/relatives"? However, from a Computer Science point of view, I would probably use "indirect descendants" and "indirect ancestors". To wrap both into one word, how about "indirect ...
"diluted" A diluted accent would be one that was affected by its linguistic environment. The diluted accent will be some mix of your practiced British accent and your natural accent … englishforums.com Discussion of challenges of keeping one's native accent while living abroad. Cites "diluted accent "
As an alternative to Oven Mitts, Oven Glove and Pot Holders, I often hear them referred to as Hot Mitts.
A general term for this is a brute force solution. I don't know of a tech specific variant.
He knows it from the ground up. from the ground up: from the most basic level to the highest level; completely (American Heritage Dictionary)
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