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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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And the final Blue Riband holder was the Queen Mary, in 1938, when she steamed from Bishop Rock at the Scillies to Ambrose Light at New York in an amazing 3 days, 21 hours and 48 minutes.
It won the Blue Riband on its first crossing with an outward speed of 29.94 knots and 30.31 on the return, but it was especially admired for its splendid art-deco interiors.
The Fawdon factory, which was previously operated by Rowntree, is almost 50 years old and much of its machinery is old, though there has been some recent investment in the Blue Riband production line.
The Fawdon factory, which was previously operated by Rowntree, is almost 50 years' old and much of its machinery is old, though workers said there had been investment recently in the Blue Riband production line.
WHILE we did include a picture of Meirion after he won the first bass solo over 25 on Friday, winning the blue riband was a fantastic achievement.
This service was supposed to be a Blue Riband standard, but is more like a red herring which promises much for a tomorrow that never comes.
The Blue Riband. Coverage of the big race of the evening at Hall Green, Birmingham, run over 480m and worth pounds 7,500 to the winning trainer.
Last Tuesday at Hall Green we witnessed a greyhound with a completely contrasting style of racing as Westmead Joe came from off the pace to snatch the group one William Hill Blue Riband final in dramatic fashion.
Aero, Blue Riband, Yorkie, Walnut Whip will carry the figures this month, while Caramac, NestlA Crunch and Kit-Kat will follow in March.
After upsetting all the odds by winning the Premiership title in 1995, Blackburn had high hopes for their first foray into European football's blue riband competition.
Johnson came close to landing the blue riband for a second time three years later when he was short-headed on Rheingold by Lester Piggott and Roberto.
But the GMB claims that during consultation meetings with Nestle UK, it learned the company could keep Blue Riband production and save jobs in the UK for a one-off capital investment of just over PS1m.