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non-starter

a term used to describe young chickens and turkeys that fail to begin normal food consumption. Mainly due to management conditions, but viral infections and contaminated drinking water can have similar results.
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Interestingly, no differences in pre-competition affective states were noted between starter and non-starter players.
A population of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in three-month ripened cheddar cheeses was characterized and identified to determine individual roles in cheddar cheese flavor.
Ice and rain meant the eagerly-awaited Premier Division clash was a non-starter, as was the other derby battle between Newsome Panthers A and Slaithwaite A in Division IV.
Draper said: "The Leger is a non-starter for Meadow Bank Owl, but the intention is to enter Capoley Ash and I'm hoping to give him a trial at Wimbledon this weekend.
This was previously a non-starter, of course, thanks to the Old Firm carving up an SPL voting system that would make a Zimbabwean dictator or Sepp Blatter blush.
The Cameron initiative came once the Prime Minister realised that his call for a spending freeze next year was a non-starter.
If it was fast ground come supplementary day (August 11), then that would be a non-starter.
Angus Alders, Morvern, Highlands A "FAT TAX" on junk food is a total non-starter.
Add this shameless gold-digger to the likes of Heather Mills, plus all those huge settlements being made in our divorce courts, and you can understand how the averagely-salaried and randy British male has caught on to the notion that marriage is a non-starter.
This idea obviously a non-starter, where our present politicians are concerned.
Kevin Leighton is a definite non-starter and Anthony Shandran is doubtful, but Johnny Brown, Gareth McAlindon and Mark Rasmussen all come into contention.
Phil Davis, the chairman of the Campaign for the English Regions and a former leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, said the idea was a non-starter which had no support from any major political party.
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