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wick

(wĭk)
Any material that absorbs liquids. Wicks are used in wounds and cavities to drain accumulated fluids.
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It hired 4,000 staff and opened 20 new branches this financial year, while it has re-fitted 50 Wickes stores as part of a revamp of the chain.
Travis Perkins is 18 months into a fiveyear group investment programme, and in March announced it would open 400 new Wickes branches creating 4,000 jobs.
Kitchen and bathroom sales at Wickes have fallen by 12.
Competition not open to employees to Wickes or Travis Perkins Group Ltd, their friends or family.
The aim of the game is to chip as many footballs into the roofless Wickes shed as possible.
Keller SM, Viviani MA, Esposto, MC, Cogliati, M, and Wickes, BL.
This partnership will give added capital strength to Wickes, and the opportunity to create added value through the sharing of knowledge and best business practices with the executives at Rooms To Go," said John Klein, Wickes president and chief executive officer.
Well, now is your chance to win one from Wickes popular Manor House range.
In the future, data will be sent from the cell to other computer systems at Wickes.
She faces trial in March over an alleged assault on her ex Rebecca Wickes, criminal damage and theft of a mobile phone.
IF YOU'RE planning to do building work in 2016, protect your stair carpet with a Wickes Staircase Cotton Dust Sheet (PS12.