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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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Nestle stressed that of the 298 potential redundancies announced back in April only 80 are directly related to Blue Riband, which is made in Fawdon, and that the proposed changes relate mainly to changing shift patterns.
The Mauretania, holder of the Blue Riband of the Atlantic for many years, leaving Southampton on her final voyage, to Rosyth, where she was broken up in July, 1935
It won the Blue Riband on its first crossing with an outward speed of 29.
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.
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I was very disappointed with the crowd at Hall Green for the Blue Riband decider on Tuesday night, especially at the start of the evening.
Blue Riband Munchy Bites come in 125g cartons containing individual light crisp biscuity pieces.
The last time the Lurgan Blues lifted the blue riband trophy was in 1997 when a Tony d r Grant goal secured a 1-0 victory over Cliftonville.
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Gwenno said the Blue Riband under 16s medal would take pride of place at home while the pounds 100 cash prize would help pay for a new harp.
Owned by Trevor Hemmings, the nine-year-old belied a price tag of 40-1 when third behind Kauto Star in the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup last year, leaving connections to mull another crack at the blue riband.