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from latin desmos (controlled) and dromos (movement) is a mechanical solution for engine valvetrain movement that does not involve springs for opening and closing valves relying on rocker arms instead thus preventing "valve float". Ducati motorcycles are known for using desmodromic valve actuations on their engines.
"Forget about japanese crotch-rockets, desmodromic is the way to go!"
"Hey, look at that poser on the italian bike. Guess he's never heard of desmodromic actuation. He looks cool, though"
by desmodue68 May 24, 2008
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Adj. Something that is expected to have a long lifespan by virtue of having existed for a long time, based on the lindy effect, named for the New York restaurant Lindy's, coined by Albert Goldman and popularized by Nassim Taleb.
cooking with fire is lindy
by mmebs June 13, 2021
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