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former

A pattern, usually made of plastic, used to guide the automatic machines which cut and edge lenses. Syn. lens pattern. See edging.
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This dear friend," said D'Artagnan, carefully avoiding to utter either the former name borne by Porthos or his new one, "then he has not forgotten me?
One of the former represented a tomb, with a youthful female weeping over it, exhibiting a church with arched windows in the background.
But, when each was comfortably arranged, and Louisa, after laying aside a thin coat of faded silk, and a gypsy hat, that was more becoming to her modest, ingenuous countenance than appropriate to the season, had taken a chair between her father and the youth, the former resumed the conversation.
We had occasion, in a former paper, to take notice of the repeated trials which have been unsuccessfully made in the United Netherlands for reforming the baneful and notorious vices of their constitution.
If it can be shown to be almost invariably the case, that a region, of which most of its inhabitants are closely related to, or belong to the same genera with the species of a second region, has probably received at some former period immigrants from this other region, my theory will be strengthened; for we can clearly understand, on the principle of modification, why the inhabitants of a region should be related to those of another region, whence it has been stocked.
Changes of level in the land must also have been highly influential: a narrow isthmus now separates two marine faunas; submerge it, or let it formerly have been submerged, and the two faunas will now blend or may formerly have blended: where the sea now extends, land may at a former period have connected islands or possibly even continents together, and thus have allowed terrestrial productions to pass from one to the other.
Former multi-division champions Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire and former world welterweight titleholder Bernabe Villacampo will be enshrined to immortality in the "Casting of the Fist", one of the highlights of the 18th Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Memorial Awards and Banquet of Champions on March 25 at the Grandballroom of the Okada Manila.
Islamabad -- Executive Board has authorized National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references against several former ministers, ex federal secretaries and bureaucrats
The board authorized to file a corruption reference against former state minister for railways and communications Javed Ashraf Qazi, former railway secretary Saeed ul Zafar, former general manager Hamid Hassan Butt, former general manager operations Iqbal Samad Khan, former member finance Khurshid Ahmad Khan, former director Akhtar Ali Baig, former superintendent Abdul Ghafar and Director Hasnain Construction Company Muhammad Ramzan Sheikh, chief Executive Unicon Consulting Services Pervez Latif, Director Max Corporation Development Malaysia Muhammad Kasa in a case of misusing authority and causing Rs2 billion loss to the national exchequer.
Members of the 'Magnificent Seven' bloc in the House of Representatives slammed the Duterte administration for filing a slew of complaints against the allies of former President Benigno Aquino III, the latest of which was the plunder case against nine Aquino Cabinet members over the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) mess.
These current and former elected officials are backing Hillary Clinton because they have seen her prioritize the needs of local communities in this campaign - from new investments in infrastructure, to reforming our criminal justice system, to promising to defend and expand affordable health care and voting rights.
Porter Goss--Former Director of CIA, Former Chairman of House Intelligence Committee