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rib·bon

(rib'ŏn),
A ribbon-shaped structure.
[M. E. riban]
Histology A series of consecutive slices of tissue held together by a thin layer of paraffin
Popular health A strip of flat cloth, usually satin, with a single loop; the use of ribbons to signify awareness or support of a disease or cause began with the red ribbon, signifying AIDS awareness, and has continued with myriad other colours and causes.

ribbon

Vox populi A strip of satin in a single loop; ribbonmania began with the red ribbon, signifying AIDS awareness; it has continued ad absurdum with its wearers lending their maudlin support to virtually every disease, cause, and hackneyed do-gooder catchphrase in every known color

rib·bon

(rib'ŏn)
A ribbon-shaped structure.
[M. E. riban]
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Meanwhile, the Blue Riband semi-finals are on Tuesday night at Hall Green, and the final with seven supporting opens, the following Tuesday live on Sky Sports.
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Does the 53-year-old, who scored six goals in Ballymena's 1989 cup run, ever tire of talking about the Showgrounds club's last blue riband success?
WHILE we did include a picture of Meirion after he won the first bass solo over 25 on Friday, winning the blue riband was a fantastic achievement.
He holds an entry in the big handicap at the Berkshire track on February 10, but with a 4lb penalty taking his weight up to 11st 11lb, he is set to be prepared for the blue riband at Seven Barrows without another run.
Last Tuesday at Hall Green we witnessed a greyhound with a completely contrasting style of racing as Westmead Joe came from off the pace to snatch the group one William Hill Blue Riband final in dramatic fashion.
After upsetting all the odds by winning the Premiership title in 1995, Blackburn had high hopes for their first foray into European football's blue riband competition.
The Robert Alner-trained eight-year-old shot to the head of the blue riband betting after Best Mate was ruled out, but the 2003 Foxhunter Chase winner will now also miss the Festival.
Nestle plans a revival for its stalwart biscuit brand Blue Riband with the launch of a new snacking product.
The Oval club has been allocated 4,200 tickets for the North Stand for the blue riband clash with Cliftonville, but believe they could sell more.