So I was having a little trouble with the latter part of IOs message and did some Internet lookups. Thought you all might benefit too. IO's words in double quotes--
“The early attempts to construct a sufficiently robust spiral decommutator”
(commutator (plural commutators)
- An electrical switch, in a generator or motor, that periodically reverses the direction of an electric current.
- (group theory) A binary map in a given group G, given by [g, h] = ghg−1h−1, where g and h are elements of G, which yields the group's identity if and only if the group operation commutes for g and h.
- (ring theory) A binary map in a given ring R, given by [a, b] = ab − ba, where a and b are elements of R, which yields the ring's zero element if and only if the multiplication operation commutes for a and b.
Thus a ‘de’-commutator reverses the action of the commutator.)
“failed largely because of lack of appreciation of the large quasi-pietic
(typo, forgot terminating ‘a’ –
(Italian Noun [– honors Rossi]
pietica f (plural pietiche)
“stresses in the gremlin studs;”
(gremlin (plural gremlins)
- A mythical creature reputed to be mischievously inclined to damage or dismantle machinery.
- (by extension) Any mysterious, unknown source of trouble or mischief.
He wore his studs to play soccer.
- (plural only) Tires/tyres with metal protrusions used for improved traction on snow and ice in winter.
Many US states have outlawed studs due to the damage they cause to paved roads.
In technical context it means devices used to prevent failure…from stresses…)
“the latter were specially designed to hold the roffit bars”
(Another typo probably, should be “roffia”.
(Italian Noun –
roffia f (plural roffie)
- scraps of tanned leather”)
“to the spamshaft.”
(Obviously supposed to be ‘camshaft' given the obscene meaning of what was written…tsk tsk)
“When, however, it was discovered that wending “
“could be prevented by the simple addition of teeth to socket, almost perfect running was secured.”
“The operating point is maintained as near as possible to the HF rem peak by constantly fromaging” (cheeseing)
“the bituminous spandrels.”
(spandrel (architecture) The space (often triangular) between the outer curve of an arch (the extrados) and a straight-sided figure that bounds it; the space between two contiguous arches and a straight feature above them
- (architecture) The triangular space under a stair; the material that fills the space
- (architecture) A horizontal member between the windows of each storey of a tall building
- An oriental rug having a pattern of arches; the design in the corners of such a rug, especially in a prayer rug
- (evolutionary theory) A phenotypic characteristic that evolved as a side effect of a true adaptation )
“This is a distinct advance on the standard nivelsheave”
- A wheel having a groove in the rim for a rope to work in, and set in a block, mast, or similar; the wheel of a pulley.
- A sliding scutcheon for covering a keyhole.
Implies nivelsheave is a joint wheel )
"in that no drammock" (an uncooked mixture of meal, usually oatmeal, and cold water) "oil is required after the phase detractors have remissed."
(Remissed could possibly be past participle or past indicative of remiss, had remiss been a verb. However, remiss is an adjective, so there is no past tense (eg. remissed or remised). What does remiss mean? The word remiss is applied to a person or people, and means having been careless, negligent or slow in performing a duty, lacking in attention to duty etc.
Implies remissed above means ‘have gotten sloppy’)
“Undoubtedly, the turboencabulator”
(turboencabulator (plural turboencabulators)
- A fictional machine used to humorously point out the perils of excessive jargon in technical writing. )
"has now reached a very high level of technical development. It has been successfully used for operating nofer trunnions."
(Probably a typo for “noder” -
From nōdus (“knot”).
trunnion (plural trunnions)
- One of the short stubby bearings on either side of a cannon; a gudgeon.
- A similar rotational bearing comprising a rotating arc or ring sliding in the groove of a stationary arc, used in machinery to allow a workpiece to be moved relative to a fixed tool.
- A similar rotational bearing used in automotive suspensions. )
Implies ‘knotted trunnions’)
“In addition, whenever a barescent”
(Vulgarization of “bare escentuals”, relates to “beauty enhancing”
( Swedish (obviously)
- indefinite plural of sko
- present tense of sko.
“motion is required, it may be employed in conjunction with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm”
dingle (plural dingles)
- A small, narrow or enclosed, usually wooded valley.
Employed technically in a figurative sense to describe an arm (often wooden) nestled between two very large parts, that is usually very hard to get to, requiring dingle arm tools to repair or replace.)
“to reduce sinusoidal depleneration.”
(See: How to Reduce Sinusoidal Depleneration