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moth

(môth, mŏth)
n. pl. moths (môthz, mŏthz, môths, mŏths)
Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from butterflies by their nocturnal activity, hairlike or feathery antennae, stout bodies, and the frenulum that holds the front and back wings together.
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moth

a LEPIDOPTERAN that is mainly nocturnal, lacks knobbed antenae, and folds its wings flat at rest. The term has no taxonomic status.
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That blast furnace must must be mothballed properly to preserve its integrity and give it the chance of a future."
I looked at Mothball, burrowing happily into her carers' kitchen cupboards and kicking out the saucepans to enjoy the clatter.
For starters, removing all mothballs and their flakes from the home is a good first step.
The company yesterday released the following statement: DISAPPOINTED: Dave Telford "After completing a company-wide review of its production facilities throughout Europe, Schmitz Cargobull has decided to temporarily mothball its UK assembly plant in Harelaw, County Durham.
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Education convener Susan McGill said the decision to mothball any school was never taken lightly.
| Redcar MP Anna Turley, left, says the Government should bear the cost since it had rejected plans to fund the PS35m required to mothball the steelworks site, above
The decision to mothball Teesside Cast Products came about because a group of four overseas customers responsible for 78% of its sales reneged on their contract a year ago.
It involved addition of two GOSPs to the facilities, improvement of a gas compression plant and a central utilities unit at Marjan (a field developed in the early 1980s but mothballed before it began production).
to mothball its Thunder Bay division could turn out to be the last nail in the coffin for several area sawmills.
"I'm at work doing the mothball with a couple of other workers.
The decision to mothball the site was taken after a consortium walked away from a contract to buy its slab steel.