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But for that Virginia would still be in his clutches and by this time he would have been beyond all hope of capture.
Yet a promise was a promise, and, again, was it not true that but for von Horn she would have been dead or worse than dead in a short time had she not been rescued from the clutches of the soulless Bulan?
About automotive clutches Automotive clutches are an integral part of the automotive drivetrain system.
In order to connect the engine to transmission, clutches are used to smoothly engage a spinning crankshaft to a non-spinning transmission shaft.
The variable-speed drive is to consist of two clutches and a drive belt:
Clutches were originally known as "pochettes", French for little pockets
Female energy investment in egg laying can be directly measured by number of eggs produced, egg size, egg mass (Congdon and Gibbons, 1987; Rowe, 1995), and number of clutches produced during a single nesting season (Litzgus and Mousseau, 2003; Lee, 2007).
With dual clutches, gear changes take place without any interruption in power delivery.
Well, maybe not halving, but he was shortening the lives of his clutches considerably.
Killer clutches Purple clutch, PS25, Littlewoods Pink box clutch, PS20, Next Leopard-print clutch, PS19, Coast Jewel clutch, PS45, Aldo Gold box clutch, GPS 10, Primark Blue chain clutch, PS12.
The manufacturer reports that one year after its launch, the EverTough line of aftermarket clutches is meeting the unique needs of customers with older trucks.
He says all that these clutches can pack in perhaps is some tissue paper.