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reserves

any stored food supplies which may be drawn on in times of food shortage.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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NORTH NIGERIA--The Mark Boat was within her right in warning you off the Reserve. The shadow of a low-flying dirigible scares the game.
She liked him--in spite of his gravity and reserve, she beheld in him an object of interest.
She never realized that the reserve of her own character had much, perhaps everything, to do with this.
And that is all our English reserve is--a mere matter of training.
The wildest beast that roams our waste places lairs in the frozen north or the frozen south within a government reserve, where the curious may view him and feed him bread crusts from the hand with perfect impunity.
We are born officers, and I reserve to myself no special credit for an early advancement in the service.
"Have we sufficient reserve screen to permit us to make land, or, at least, meet our relief halfway?" I asked.
I found him in the act of destroying the reserve instruments, and when I would have interfered to protect them he fell upon me and beat me.
All this time it had been impossible to work upon the damaged engines or the gravity-screen generators; but we had a full set of instruments upon the bridge, for Alvarez, after discovering my intentions, had fetched the reserve instruments from his own cabin, where he had hidden them.
Novruz Mammadov, Azerbaijani Prime Minister signed a decision approving the Statute of the Center for Management of Nature Reserves of the State Agency for Tourism.
The stock of required reserves has been stable since late 2008, while the stock of excess reserves has increased drastically.
Since the financial crisis, American banks have increased their excess reserves, that is, the cash funds they hold over and above the Federal Reserve's requirements.