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  • He infused the radioactive tagging substance, a magnesium isotope, into the monkey and calibrated the scanner.   (source)
    calibrated = finely adjusted
  • I was wearing sixty pounds of gear, each gram meticulously chosen for a specific purpose, my load refined and calibrated over a dozen years and hundreds of similar missions.   (source)
    calibrated = adjusted
  • But the length of the rope has to be calibrated in proportion to the weight of the person; otherwise there is nothing quick or easy about it.   (source)
    calibrated = accurately adjusted
  • Vittoria aligned the scope with one of the canisters, peered into the eyepiece, and calibrated some knobs.†   (source)
  • But he'd always be off balance, never calibrated exactly right.†   (source)
  • It required a calibrated environment, like the orchids in the flower shop.†   (source)
  • In this agonizing fashion I climbed toward above, progressing in increments calibrated in inches.†   (source)
  • Andil and the technicians were there to calibrate and experiment.†   (source)
  • This is key for early detection, for calibrating any meds you might be on, for seeing any problems a few miles away, as opposed to after they've run you over.†   (source)
  • Today about two-thirds of a typical casino's profits now come from slots and video poker — machines that are precisely calibrated to take your money.†   (source)
  • They rubbed their hands in chalky powder, then Harry launched himself and swung, once, twice, in huge calibrated beats across space.†   (source)
  • His dad had calibrated the machine for these longer rides, saying that it would make the live rides easier by comparison.†   (source)
  • A Gulf & Western infrared Eye View Monitor was set up just off to the left, carefully calibrated to track the fovea movements of each subject.†   (source)
  • Somers can calibrate that for us.†   (source)
  • She had to arrange the apartments, make the assurances, calibrate the timing and then wonder if he'd show.†   (source)
  • It seemed to Mortenson that Abdul, like most Muslims, had an internal compass permanently calibrated toward Mecca.†   (source)
  • Colonel Liversedge and the rest of the cadre of officers would assemble and polish its Swiss watch of a fighting force in several tightly calibrated stages.†   (source)
  • My mother had always been the point that I calibrated myself against.†   (source)
  • The relatively limited technology to which Trinity had access meant that he had to park his van on Bergsgatan or one of the nearby streets and laboriously calibrate the equipment until he had identified the fingerprint that represented Ekström's mobile number.†   (source)
  • With neither apologies nor care, nor thought, nor credit given to the many contrary proofs, Alessandro believed that the portrait of Bindo Altoviti— "il ritratto suo quando era giovane," his portrait when he was young-was as alive as any of the light that calibrates the time that says of us that we live.†   (source)
  • Then I ran a drill press to set up and calibrate the end pieces.†   (source)
  • Jason studied the airspeed, calibrating the knots on the map and calculating the estimated distance he wanted.†   (source)
  • Where once, a few years earlier, her eyes alone could break the news (either to people or to bathmats) that two of her sons were dead, one by suicide (her favorite, her most intricately calibrated, her kindest son), and one killed in World War II (her only truly lighthearted son)—where once Bessie Glass's eyes alone could report these facts, with an eloquence and a seeming passion for detail that neither her husband nor any of her adult surviving children could bear to look at, let…†   (source)
  • My oldest brother, Alan, used a band saw to cut the ends of the calls, and Phil ran a drill press to set up and calibrate the end pieces.†   (source)
  • Yes, narcosamine is safe enough, and can be calibrated fairly accurately.†   (source)
  • These things might be atmospheric probes or devices used to measure something they can't calibrate from space.   (source)
    calibrate = measure
  • We had buttons, we had circuits, and it could all be mapped and explained, reprogrammed and calibrated.   (source)
    calibrated = adjusted
  • And you calibrate it so it's equally addictive."†   (source)
  • Two, the device was incorrectly calibrated.†   (source)
  • "How finely what's been calibrated to what?"†   (source)
  • "I don't know how finely it's been calibrated."†   (source)
  • Director Sato paced before him, puffing calmly on her cigarette—the equivalent of ecoterrorism in this carefully calibrated environment.†   (source)
  • A digital display lit up on the machine, its numbers jumping around as she carefully calibrated some dials.†   (source)
  • Theno insisted that every jack in the Box manager attend a food safety course, that every refrigerated delivery truck have a record-keeping thermometer mounted inside it, that every kitchen grill be calibrated to ensure an adequate cooking temperature, and that every grill person use tongs to handle hamburger patties instead of bare hands.†   (source)
  • Flux filters, servo-coils, power conditioning alloys, all calibrated to the specific energy grade of the locale.†   (source)
  • Centered over the table hung a carefully calibrated light source that cycled through a spectrum of preordained colors, completing its cycle every six hours in accordance with the sacred Table of Planetary Hours.†   (source)
  • Did you ever think that perhaps our minds are delicately calibrated between the known and the unknown?†   (source)
  • She could not know, as she bent over the child to peer into his mouth, that the device inside the child was calibrated to detect the carbon dioxide in her breath.†   (source)
  • His dad had calibrated fifty different rides to occur in a random sequence, so Luke would never know what to expect.†   (source)
  • The weapon finally chosen was the smallest, lowest calibrated pistol in d'Anjou's arsenal, a Charter Arms .†   (source)
  • Here was where Spearhead's training began to conform most closely to its finely calibrated special mission.†   (source)
  • "The device inside the child's body is calibrated to detect minute fluctuations in carbon dioxide, the chief component of human breath.†   (source)
  • She had "forgotten" it—Frau Stohr used a wide range of calibrated emphases when speaking the word, all of them displaying her profoundest disbelief in such forgetfulness, which apparently was weathering the storm of the many little innuendoes and delicate proddings that Frau Stohr assured everyone she had employed.†   (source)
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