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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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The Global Travel team who have opened up in Hoole, Chester with TV personality Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen who cut the ribbon and Beachcomber Tours' Caroline Chadwick
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A ceremonial ribbon-cutting featured the big scissors for posed photos, but being the dull, albeit safe, ceremonial pair, no matter how gallantly Fotiadis tried to cut the ribbon, he finally had to grab a much smaller working pair to make the actual cut.
Borisov cut the ribbon on the following Trakia Highway sections: Stara Zagora a Nova Zagora ( 31.8 km), Nova Zagora- Yambol (35.7 km) and the Yambol - "Zimnitsa" road junction (14.8 km).
Priyanka Chopra cut the ribbon at the Gitanjali Group's first multi-brand store, which is in Meena Bazaar in Dubai
The 36-year-old baseball player looked quite pleased with his companion as he prepared to cut the ribbon and welcome fitness fanatics into the gym.
Harris Tea Company CEO Ray Borooah; Moorestown, NJ Mayor John Button; and Former CEO of Tetley UK Peter I Unsworth cut the ribbon to kick-start the operation of a new solar power system at the Harris Tea Company plant in Moorestown.
The children were thrilled that they had their photograph taken with the manager of the store, as they cut the ribbon; and were delighted with their surprise goodie bags, awarded to them for a job well done!
Caption: From left to right: Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation council member Tony Alexis, Whitecourt Mayor Trevor Thain, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Chief Cameron Alexis, MLA George Vandenburg and Diana Bennet CEO of Paragon Gaming cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Eagle River Casino & Travel Plaza on Jan.
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