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What Is Ruching?

Ruching is kind of sewing method. Here, small strips or fabric are gathered, following a pattern, to create beautiful petals, scallops or ruffles. In fact, “ruching” is the French word for ruffle. It is commonly used to decorate waistbands, collars, and sleeves. To make a ruching flower, the...

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What Is Ripping a CD?

Ripping a CD does not mean tearing it up into two. (That’s actually impossible—and when you think about it, pointless.) Ripping a CD means to copy music from a compact disk (or, in its more familiar abbreviated form, CD) to a computer. You can copy it file by file or use special software that...

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What Is Sandblasting?

Sandblasting is, in a nutshell, blasting sand—specifically, propelling it with such force and speed that it can actually clean a surface, or leave marks on it (such as designs, words, or patterns). However, the term has also been applied when materials other than sand are used. That’s because...

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What Is Velvet?

Velvet is a kind of fabric. It tends to be associated with luxury and sophistication, because (traditionally) it was a very rare and expensive material used only by the rich for special occasions or for fine décor. It was the favored fabric of royalty and was prized not only because of Its beauty...

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What Are Variable Electronic Throttle Control Systems?

Variable electronic throttle control systems can be found on an increasing number of motorcycles from manufacturers such as Aprilia and Ducati. These systems allow a rider to choose engine response and power to best suit riding conditions. A "Rain" mode, for example, may reduce both horsepower...

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What U.s. States Have the Highest Motorcycle Theft Rates?

The ten states with the highest number of reported motorcycle thefts from 2006 to 2009 are: - California, with 29,593- Florida, with 24,015- Texas, with 23,124- North Carolina, with 12,723- Ohio, with 8,501- Indiana, with 8,354- South Carolina, with 7,953- Maryland, with 7,631- Georgia, with 7,455-...

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What Is a Jack of All Trades?

A jack of all trades refers to a person who knows a lot of things and can do a variety of tasks. Te word jack can be traced back as early as the 13th century when that name was so common as is it a name that connotes masculinity, bravery and also refers to certain tools that men use in their work....

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What Does a Girl Scout Do?

The Girl Scout organization aims to build the courage, confidence, and character of girls who will help to make the world a better place. In this organization, girls discover the fun, friendship, teamwork, camaraderie, and power of girls working together for a common goal. There are many activities...