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extruded aluminum
  form or shape by forcing through an opening
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  • extruded aluminum
  • An extruding die can be made much less expensively than forms or casts.
  • I watched Geordie quickly extruding arms and legs,
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • Naked from the waist up, his vertebrae extruded from his skinny back as he hunched over the desk, working.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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  • Eggs kept extruding from her abdomen, which made it difficult for me to concentrate, but I persevered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Their robot had a beautiful extruded-aluminum frame with a shiny blue fiberglass-covered foam top.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • For one thing, although the publishing house—which had prospered largely through textbooks and industrial manuals and dozens of technical journals in fields as varied and arcane as pig husbandry and mortuary science and extruded plastics—did publish novels and nonfiction as a sideline, thereby requiring the labor of junior aestheticians like myself, its list of authors would scarcely capture the attention of anyone seriously concerned with literature.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Edmonds ripped off the long curl of paper the machine had extruded and went into the next room, looking at it.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • SHIGAWIRE: metallic extrusion of a ground vine.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • His gloved hands were still clean, they had touched nothing except the chilled skin of the deceased’s chest, and so he took from beside his instrument tray a pad and pencil and noted for himself the color and texture of this extruded foam that was abundant enough to cover the deceased’s bearded chin and his mustache almost entirely.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars

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  • The bus, oddly enough, had once been used as a mobile tb clinic, and to accommodate an X-ray machine, a turretlike extrusion had been added to its roof.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • To have them putting him on, trying him on, trying him out, while he himself puts them on, like a sock over a foot, onto the stubof himself, his extra, sensitive thumb, his tentacle, his delicate, stalked slug’s eye, which extrudes, expands, winces, and shrivels back into himself when touched wrongly, grows big again, bulging a little at the tip, traveling forward as if along a leaf, into them, avid for vision.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Out of the orifice, a wide, glittering gangway extruded itself and drove purposefully towards the ground.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Comrade Pillai had finished his avial and was squashing a ripe banana, extruding the sludge through his closed fist into his plate of curd, when Velutha knocked.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • As the note progressed, his handwriting shrank, until it seemed like something extruded rather than written.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • It is not that the soul puts forth friends, as the tree puts forth leaves, and presently, by the germination of new buds, extrudes the old leaf?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Behind him stood the broad structure of the apparatus, a glass retort extruding tubes and half filled with liquid visible on its top rear shelf.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "Making it was good practice for extruding the control levers," Nathan continued.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Although he receives his primary nutrients—carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals—through IV drips, a feeding tube can be extruded from the body mold and between his lips, to allow him to enjoy tasty liquids, from Coca-Cola to apple juice to chocolate milk.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • A gangplank extruded from the upper hull and lowered itself to the wharf.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Humans had finally cracked extruding continuous strands of carbon monomolecules.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • He leaned back in the couch and watched with his naked eye as just about every tug in the system lined up on the two horns that had been extruded from the Troy.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The queen purred and clicked, extruding a few more eggs as if to say, Don’t worry; I can always make more.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The Dragon’s Orb was a one-hundred-meter-diameter sapphire that, yes, was held in place by what appeared to be an amazingly huge dragon’s claw extruded from the bay wall.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • A balcony extruded itself from the ship’s "bulkhead twenty meters above the pit wail.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
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