The fact that it [the pump] runs constantly may be a bad sign. It may be cycling the water, not removing it.Popular Mechanics
Everything is constantly cycled in nature. There is abundant waste in nature, just as there is in industry, but in nature waste constantly flows back into living systems. Paul Hawken and William McDonough
We have to wait for the dishwasher's wash and dry cycles to end.
the spin cycle on a washing machine
He rode his cycle into town. Verb
The water is cycled back into the system after it has been used.
The water cycles back into the system.
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The two parties’ four-week timeline is down from nine weeks during the 2020 runoff cycle, a change that was enacted under the major voting law that Republican state legislators in Georgia passed last year.
Maya King, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Nov. 2022 This election cycle, Mr. DeSantis’s political operation and the state GOP spent about $263 million, while Mr. Crist and the state Democratic Party spent about $51 million.
Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2022 Between 2009 and 2014, Bezuidenhout recorded a nine-volume cycle of Mozart’s keyboard music, for the Harmonia Mundi label.
Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 14 Nov. 2022 Opportunities abound for anyone who likes to hunt, fish, cycle, and even ski or snowboard now that flakes are falling and lifts are spinning.Outside Online, 14 Nov. 2022 There’s definitely a cycle, which is super interesting.
Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Nov. 2022 Four swing states are electing governors this cycle: Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Shira Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Nov. 2022 These dueling themes have defined contentious attorneys general races around the country this election cycle, with particularly competitive races in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and Texas.
Holly Bailey, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Nov. 2022 These dueling themes have defined contentious attorneys general races around the country this election cycle, with particularly competitive races in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and Texas.
Holly Bailey, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2022
Instead of just laying out 10 moves to cycle through multiple times, the videos play in order; when a move repeats, so do the instructions.
Medea Giordano, WIRED, 2 Oct. 2022 The key with in silico modeling, Shoichet said, is to cycle back and forth between prediction and testing — and then optimizing whatever molecules ultimately pass muster.
Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 1 Oct. 2022 Another direction, Allen notes, is to cycle through the proteins identified in this study and look at their specific roles in other disorders.WIRED, 21 Sep. 2022 Our testers found that this model was supremely easy to use and understand, with a color-changing LED display to indicate the air quality in your home and a wide range of fan speeds and settings to cycle through.
Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Sep. 2022 Video broadcast by Kan, the Israeli public broadcaster, showed the gunman walking across a quiet street and firing an assault rifle at passers-by and a cyclist, who managed to cycle away.New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 Lying flat originated with Luo Huazhong, a factory worker, who eventually quit his job to cycle across China.
Paolo Confino, Fortune, 2 Sep. 2022 Older buildings’ ventilation systems often can’t cycle enough air in and out to sufficiently remove the droplets COVID-19 clings to.
Marin Wolf, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Aug. 2022 But Sutherland said even without benzo-dope, and even with the best intentions and care, people will cycle on and off of drugs.Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2022 See More
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Middle English cicle, from Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kyklos circle, wheel, cycle — more at wheel