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Word: latch

Definition: fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch


Sentences Containing 'latch'

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After the first murder is revealed, Glick and Macri latch on to the protagonists, Robert Langdon and Vittoria Vetra, in their all night search for the antimatter canister cleverly placed to destroy Rome and the Catholic Church.
Also, an internal latch is provided which when triggered will duplicate and retain a copy of the video address so that it can later be read back by the CPU.
And if the devil has a latch-key to get into the admiral's cabin, don't you suppose he can crawl into a porthole?
Baby distracts the worker by dropping some money, and quietly lifts the latch on the kennel, then leaves.
He was the son of Roger Jenyns of Hayes, Middlesex (1636-1693) and his wife Sarah Latch (d 1703), daughter of Joseph Latch.
I had no lock nor bolt but for the desk which held my papers, not even a nail to put over my latch or windows.
I laid my hand upon the latch; and whispering Steerforth to keep close to me, went in.
I saw the door move, and instinctively tried to hold the latch on the outside, to gain a moment's time.
It didn't have an iron latch on the front door, nor a wooden one with a buckskin string, but a brass knob to turn, the same as houses in town.
Ordering my cab to wait, I passed down the steps, worn hollow in the centre by the ceaseless tread of drunken feet; and by the light of a flickering oil-lamp above the door I found the latch and made my way into a long, low room, thick and heavy with the brown opium smoke, and terraced with wooden berths, like the forecastle of an emigrant ship.
The beetle has a symbiotic relationship with at least one species of mite, which is able to latch-on to the beetle's body beneath its hard shell, and remain securely attached when the beetle is burrowing or flying.
The fugitives had cut through the cylindrical ‘dead latch’ of the padlocked cell’s grilled door, possibly with a hacksaw blade, and scaled the relatively low wall of the block.
The Master at Salem House lifted the latch of one of a number of little black doors that were all alike, and had each a little diamond-paned window on one side, and another little diamond--paned window above; and we went into the little house of one of these poor old women, who was blowing a fire to make a little saucepan boil.
The neck is strong, muscular, and of medium length "with a throat latch slightly deeper than lighter breeds".
The sucker is used to latch onto its host as well as aid in copulation.
The wireline gear might also fail to latch onto the tool, or in the case of a severe failure, might bring only a portion of the tool to the surface.
The worn out steps were old acquaintances of his; he knew better than any one else how to open that weather beaten door with the large headed nail which served to raise the latch within.
Then we started for the house, and I went in the back door--you only have to pull a buckskin latch-string, they don't fasten the doors--but that warn't romantical enough for Tom Sawyer; no way would do him but he must climb up the lightning-rod.
With the advent of integrated circuits in the 1960s, both ROM and its mutable counterpart static RAM were implemented as arrays of transistors in silicon chips; however, a ROM memory cell could be implemented using fewer transistors than an SRAM memory cell, since the latter needs a latch (comprising 5-20 transistors) to retain its contents, while a ROM cell might consist of the absence (logical 0) or presence (logical 1) of one transistor connecting a bit line to a word line.

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