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a method for estimating parameters by repeatedly drawing random samples, with replacement, from the collected observations.
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Hopefully we have got a few characters in there who can get some boot straps and drag the rest of the lads through it.
When I was a child my Dad, a magical man and a mug punter to his boot straps, would often return from his work in the City with a Timeform racecard purchased in Lime Street, where it was always on sale to service the needs of the many punters toiling in and around "the room" at Lloyd's of London.
Specialist schools have been hailed as the key to help pull failing schools up by their boot straps - preventing nearly half a million youngsters being put on the scrap heap each year.
41 worth of "Yankee Notions" -- combs, button hooks, thimbles, collar buttons, boot straps, harmonicas and other sundry goods that made up the bulk of the 5-cent merchandise -- so that he could open up his own store in Utica, N.
Stacey, who works as a training officer for Norwich Union and insists he is an "honest man", added: "Yes, she did have a past which I knew about, but people are entitled to pull themselves up by their boot straps.
And Bryan Robson's quality Middlesbrough side were clinging on by their frayed boot straps when normally nerveless veteran Digby - darling of the Swindon terraces for 10 years - had his brainstorm.
It takes a lot to go through what I went through and then dedicate yourself to being a positive person, to pull yourself up by the boot straps and do something good, rather than just accept being told that you're scum.
The goal should be to provide them with the opportunities that you haven't had and the kinds of experiences that you had to catch by the boot straps.
Berwick, who looked doomed a few short weeks ago, have hauled themselves up by the boot straps and out of the bottom two, but they will have their work cut out to improve on their recent record when they travel to take on top of the table Stocksfield.
This "aha moment" has now led to an array of Style Essential products - a collection of 30-plus items - featuring such must-have products like the Hip Hugger "back-belt" to close the common back-of-jeans gap; Boot Straps for a smooth look when wearing the tuck-in trend; Silicone CoverUp nipple covers important to "deperkify" when going braless or wearing an unpadded bra; Bra Converting Clips to instantly convert the traditional bra into a cross-back style, as well as Deodorant Removing Sponge, Sweater Saver and more.