rasion

ra·sion

(rā'zhŭn),
The subdivision of a crude drug by a rasp to prepare it for extraction.
[L. rasio, a scraping, fr. rado, pp. rasus, to scrape, shave]
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rasion

(rā′zhŭn) [L. rasio]
The grating of drugs by use of a file.
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While the Prince Of Wales and Dark Horse are great pubs, Cheval Blanc is most distinctly a wine bar and takes its rasion d'etre tres seriously.
Nuclear disarmament is the rasion d'AAatre of creation of CD and a universal goal at the UN.
training tends to prepare one for known problems, while education better prepares one for the unknown, the unpredictable, and the unexpected." (20) The Army desperately sought rasion d' etre after defeat in Vietnam, as well as a firm budgetary basis to achieve relevance.
Protest Songs & Singalongs is not so much a title as a perfect summation of The Friendly Thieves' rasion d'etre.
(38) Since Kemalism is the only acceptable rasion d'etre of the state, comprising elements that centralize human beings vital for maintaining the idea of society, the Islamist revolt against it, which encourages the others to do the same thing, (39) has to be taken seriously and secularism has to be defended at all costs, even sacrificing democracy and rule of law.
de una Cruz, y luego dan a cada trabajador una rasion de Agua, y una libra de pallacos, y ban a Comer, y descansar hasta la vna, o antes, que buelven a entrar, salen a media tarde, o poco despues, y como por la manana, resan la salve, y les dan rasion de agua, y otra Libra de Pallacos.
Out of the Cold War, Bobbitt argues that a new kind of state is emerging--the market state--whose legitimacy is not based on providing welfare for its citizens (particularly in the form of welfare entitlements, pensions, etc.) but whose rasion d'etre is to provide opportunities for its citizens through market opportunities and education.
Contacte par Africanmanager ,Msadek Ouanes, un syndicaliste dans le secteur minier a Gafsa , nous a affirme que les rasions de la baisse de la production de phosphate commercial par la CPG sont expliquees par la multiplication des mouvements de protestation dans plusieurs centres miniers de Gafsa.
Loin d'analyser la maniere avec laquelle chacune des deux equipes avait joue, il suffit de mediter sur les rasions qui ont conduit les [beaucoup moins que]rouges[beaucoup plus grand que] au sommet du football mondial avec trois titres gagnes en l'espace de quatre ans (2 euro-coupe et un mondial).
Nesrine, sociologue, soutient : [beaucoup moins que] Notre presence permet d'etudier le comportement des personnes, de comprendre les rasions du stress avec l'approche de la date des epreuves finales contrairement au psychologue qui traite le cas par cas [beaucoup plus grand que].