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moth

(môth, mŏth)
n. pl. moths (môthz, mŏthz, môths, mŏths)
Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from butterflies by their nocturnal activity, hairlike or feathery antennae, stout bodies, and the frenulum that holds the front and back wings together.

moth

a LEPIDOPTERAN that is mainly nocturnal, lacks knobbed antenae, and folds its wings flat at rest. The term has no taxonomic status.
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The decision to mothball Buchanan Primary is by no means permanent and the education committee will continue to monitor the situation and the school's status will be reconsidered later this year," she added.
I looked at Mothball, burrowing happily into her carers' kitchen cupboards and kicking out the saucepans to enjoy the clatter.
For starters, removing all mothballs and their flakes from the home is a good first step.
The company yesterday released the following statement: DISAPPOINTED: Dave Telford "After completing a company-wide review of its production facilities throughout Europe, Schmitz Cargobull has decided to temporarily mothball its UK assembly plant in Harelaw, County Durham.
Redcar MP Anna Turley, left, says the Government should bear the cost since it had rejected plans to fund the PS35m required to mothball the steelworks site, above
The decision to mothball Teesside Cast Products came about because a group of four overseas customers responsible for 78% of its sales reneged on their contract a year ago.
The group is to mothball two units from its coal-fired plant in High Marnham, Nottinghamshire, and one from its station at Drakelow near Burton-on-Trent.
Terra estimates that it will spend as much as $5 million to mothball the plant and for employee separation costs.
AFAMILY business in Northumberland has announced plans to make staff redundant and mothball its base due to an industry slump.
The decision to mothball the site was taken after a consortium walked away from a contract to buy its slab steel.
Redcar MP Vera Baird has been critical of the company after the decision to mothball the Teesside Cast Products site.
Despite the Prime Minister's comments, Corus issued a statement confirming it will start to partially mothball the steelworks on Friday.