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The flattened seed, contained in a pod, of various leguminous plants. Beans of pharmacologic significance are alphabetized by specific name.
[O.E. bean]
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Drug slang A regional term for any dollop of abuse substance—e.g., amphetamine, crack cocaine, depressant, mescaline
Nutrition A protein-rich plant seed
Examples Baked, black, kidney, lentil, navy, pinto, red, soy, white; beans are high in folic acid, manganese, and soluble fiber, and may decrease the risk of cancer of lung and pancreas, neural tube defects, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and DM
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Customers can choose between Eddy's modern take on classic dishes, or what The Old White Beare is famous for, real homecooked country inn dishes produced to a high standard.
Recent work with New Zealand soils has shown that surface area of mineral particles is more closely correlated with organic matter than is the mass proportion of fine fraction and therefore it may provide a better basis for estimating C stabilisation capacity (Beare et al.
"I can assure you that there are all kinds of blackout areas," said Brigadier-General Greg Loos, Commander of Joint Task Force (North) and who accompanied Beare. "There isn't communications infrastructure across 4,000 square kilometres of Arctic zone," Loos affirmed.
"That's the sort of person she was," adds Beare. "She was very unselfish and she used to get mad if she thought the dancers were getting taken for granted."
Beare went to check the temperature inside the machine to ensure that the asphalt remained at the correct consistency.
Fiona Beare organised the campaign to save the Garden Village Post Office and until recently was a full-time carer.
She was not amused, and became determined to get the lease back on Henry's behalf, "for the motherlye love & affeccion which she dyd & dothe beare to her sayde sonne." She knew that her tenant Edward Walker had a friend named John Persehouse who was a member of the Inner Temple with Wrothe, so she asked Walker and Persehouse to go there and try to buy the lease and the related performance bond from Wrothe on her behalf, saying she would reimburse them for whatever they paid and give them some extra for their troubles.
I am pleased to offer a reply to Professor Margaret Beare's response to my review of the book Money Laundering in Canada she co-authored with Professor Stephen Schneider.
MRS FIONA BEARE, pictured, co-ordinator Save Garden Village Post Office Campaign, Hollywood Crescent, Gosforth, Newcastle.
the Rev Richard Tucker with volunteers loading a container bound for Malawi, from left, Jan Beare, Judith Grubb, Brian Hardwick, Julian Grubb and Matthew Hurcomb.
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For example, in relatively undisrupred systems such as no-tilled agricultural and native systems, the greatest C concentration is usually found in the small macroaggregate size class (250-2000 [micro]m), with C in this fraction being most affected by cultivation (Beare et al.