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bulk

(bŭlk)
n.
See fiber.
v. bulked, bulking, bulks
noun Increased muscle mass achieved by mechanics—lifting weights—and/or chemistry—anabolic steroids
verb To enhance one’s muscle mass by mechanics and/or chemistry

bulk

1. In nutrition, a substance that absorbs water in the intestinal tract. The increased mass helps to stimulate peristalsis. Bulk materials include bran cereals, cellulose, lignins, and psyllium. They are used therapeutically to treat constipation and other bowel disorders.
2. A mass; a large volume of cells, such as might be found in a tumor.
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Bulk bag unloader manufacturers offer various options and extras.
Following completion, the target companies continue as indirect fully-controlled units of Star Bulk. Oaktree holds a 61.3% stake in Star Bulk and the Pappas group owns 12.6% of the buyer, with Petros Pappas taking the post of CEO at Star Bulk.
Another way to build business in bulk chocolates is to create a Sweet Tooth Buyer Card.
Supplies automatic handling systems for storage, discharge, screening, conveying, dosing, and weighing of bulk materials and ingredients.
A single nip is usually sufficient to control caliper and improve smoothness, and low pressures are used so as not to lose too much bulk. Another approach is to set the gap between the rolls slightly smaller than the desired final sheet caliper to allow for sheet rebound.
These complex and often challenging investor situations have also been termed "White Knight" investments, although we prefer the term "re-conversion." In these situations, investors generally purchase the building's underlying mortgage and obtain control of the sponsor unsold shares and/or other bulk units in the building.
In some states special forms must be completed to report a bulk sale, while other states fail to define a reporting requirement beyond "notification." Similarly, there is no uniformity as to when the required notification must be made.
Mandich speculates that further studies of the cluster phenomenon may ultimately force physicists to revise their theories of amorphous solids -- a class that includes some forms of semiconductors -- to explain how such a tiny cluster can share properties with its bulk counterpart while apparently differing greatly in geometric structure.
[ClickPress, Fri May 24 2019] The expanding database of Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) has been recently updated by the addition of a new study which is titled as " Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Market Assessment Covering Growth Factors and Upcoming Trends (2018-2028)".
Comment: Deal is valued at some USD653m, based on Star Bulk's closing price of USD12.07 on 13 June 2014.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 17, 2014-Star Bulk Carriers unveils deal for Oceanbulk Shipping, Oceanbulk Carriers