One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Any closed-circle arrangements of interlocked cogged wheels must have an even number of wheels, if it is to operate.’
- ‘Chains provide greater durability without maintenance, compared with cogged rubber belts.’
- ‘Engines had a cogged pinion wheel that engaged the rack, helping them climb the slopes.’
- ‘I noted a cogged structure, presumably a mounting for the lighter-calibre machine guns that would have been alongside the deck gun.’
- ‘The number one solution to the problem is to give the odd number of cogged wheels a half-twist, thus reversing the parity of the system and allowing all of the gears to turn.’
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