Monday, 9 January 2017



1. a movable barrier, usually hinged, for closing an opening in a wall, fence, etc.
2. an opening to allow passage into or out of an enclosed place
3. any means of entrance or access
4. a mountain pass or gap, especially one providing entry into another country or region
a. the number of people admitted to a sporting event or entertainment
b. the total entrance money received from them
6. (in a large airport) any of the numbered exits leading to the airfield or aircraft
7. (horse racing) . short for starting gate
8. electronics
a. a logic circuit having one or more input terminals and one output terminal, the output being switched between two voltage levels determined by the combination of input signals
b. a circuit used in radar that allows only a fraction of the input signal to pass
9. the electrode region or regions in a field-effect transistor that is biased to control the conductivity of the channel between the source and drain
10. a component in a motion-picture camera or projector that holds each frame flat and momentarily stationary behind the lens
11. a slotted metal frame that controls the positions of the gear lever in a motor vehicle
12. rowing a hinged clasp to prevent the oar from jumping out of a rowlock
13. a frame surrounding the blade or blades of a saw
-verb (trans.)
14. to provide with a gate or gates
15. (British) to restrict (a student) to the school or college grounds as a punishment
16. to select (part of a waveform) in terms of amplitude or time

-noun (dialect)
1. the channels by which molten metal is poured into a mould
2. the metal that solidifies in such channels

-noun (Scottish and Northern England dialect)
1. a way, road, street, or path
2. a way or method of doing something

Hercules keeps watch
Over the gate to nothing
Forgotten hero freezing
His handsome buttocks

In the morning chill

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