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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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Rhys is pictured cutting the ribbon to open the new premises, while staff and guests look on.
Olivia was given the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the new park and when she snipped all the children excitedly raced in to play.
The shop at 29 Arrowe Park Road, Wirral, reopens on Tuesday with Alison Dixey, British Red Cross operations manager for Merseyside, cutting the ribbon at 10:30am.
The first service from Germany saw Bert Trautmann, a former prisoner of war, cutting the ribbon just days before his heroic performance for City in the FA Cup Final where he played in the latter part of the match with a broken neck.
But the youngsters couldn't get to grips with the new play facilities straight away as cutting the ribbon didn't go as smoothly as planned - the scissors could not be found.
owner/manager of the building; the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), master developer of an urban redevelopment project of which Skyline Tower is a part; as well as members of the city's municipal, business and civic sectors in cutting the ribbon to welcome the new luxury rental building of 70 elegant apartments.
PHOTO (1 -- color in AV edition only -- 2 -- ran in AV edition only) Dillard's General Manager Jeff Marsh, above, holds giant scissors over his head in preparation for cutting the ribbon to officially open Dillard's department store at the Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale on Wednesday.