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v to possess by reason of a lawful title.
hold harmless clause,
n a contract provision in which one party to the contract promises to be responsible for liability incurred by the other party. Hold harmless clauses frequently appear in the following contexts: (1) Contracts between dental benefits organizations and an individual dental professional often contain a promise by the dental professional to reimburse the dental benefits organization for any liability the organization incurs because of dental treatment provided to beneficiaries of the organization's dental benefits plan. This may include a promise to pay the dental benefits organization's attorney fees and related costs. (2) Contracts between dental benefits organizations and a group plan sponsor may include a promise by the dental benefits organization to assume responsibility for disputes between a beneficiary of the group plan and an individual dental professional when the dental professional's charge exceeds the amount the organization pays for the service on behalf of the beneficiary. If the dental professional takes action against the patient to recover the difference between the amount billed by the dental professional and the amount paid by the organization, the dental benefits organization will take over the defense of the claim and will pay any judgments and court costs.
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MAKE a depression around newly planted specimens, which will act as a basin and hold water m ore efficiently- George Asher, Matlock, Derbys
It is the space in a vessel that enables it to hold water, just as it is the space within our heart that allows spirit to enter.
Depressions in the surface of the land that hold water might have been formed by glaciation and subsequently fed by surface runoff and springs beneath.
In a letter to constituents on the issue, Obama explained that while he agrees with Feingold that the President "exceeded his authority with his domestic wiretapping program," and furthermore, that the Administration's justifications don't hold water, he doesn't support censure.
Backfill the hole with soil and make a ring of dirt around the tree to help hold water.
If [the pot is] to hold water, then you need one that has been high-fired--the higher the temperature of the kiln, the more sealed the clay.
His excuse that he didn't get a good view of the tackle simply doesn't hold water.
More than 90 per cent of Haiti's trees have been chopped down, leaving nothing to hold water back from low-lying towns.
In my view, the idea of putting the Fourth Grace on the old Cammell Laird site does not hold water, mainly on the grounds of cost.
Applying compost to your garden adds helpful nutrients to the soil, guards against diseases and pests, can enhance soil's ability to hold water and air and may even extend plants' growing season.
The STS Steam-to-Steam Humidifier with Vapor-Logic control has a temperature sensor to hold water at a preset temperature, data reports, backlit display, and real-time clock that allows time-stamped alarm tracking and the ability to program draining for preset times.
3][R] control, which adds many new capabilities, including: PID control, allowing accurate, responsive, and adjustable RH control; a temperature sensor that enables the controller to hold water at a preset temperature, allowing a rapid response to a call for humidity; data reports to monitor humidifier performance; easy-to-navigate, intuitive menus; easy-to-read backlit display; and a real-time clock that allows time-stamped alarm tracking and the ability to program draining at preset times.