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strike

Etymology: AS, strican, to advance swiftly
an action taken collectively by the employees of a company or institution in which they stop reporting for work in an effort to cause the employer to accede to certain demands. A strike usually follows unsuccessful negotiations between representatives of the union and management.

strike

cutaneous myiasis.
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The letters were personally addressed and used a range of tricks to convince people that they really had struck lucky.
The owner of PRM News and Wine struck lucky in the draw for the Renault Kangoo van and cash prizes, after purchasing his wine supplies from the Aintree depot of cash and carry chain Parfetts.
But it's not the first time the 65-yearold has struck lucky.
KIM Hartland's persistence paid off when she struck lucky in our Match and Win competition - after more than 30 years of trying.
And within three hours on Tuesday, Kevin, of Addlestone, Surrey, struck lucky with a pounds 10 bet on five of the virtual reels matching, at odds of 10,000-1.
BOB WILSON of Gateshead struck lucky and won the pounds 20 tackle voucher to be spent in the shop, which was donated by Anglers World, 694 West Road, Denton Burn, Newcastle (0191 274 5768).
And they have struck lucky at quite a few houses across Cardiff say police who are warning residents to be on their guard.
Two bingo players have struck lucky to scoop thousands of pounds.
The tickets came when he struck lucky in a competition run by Budweiser.
The company, which is Britain's fourth-biggest betting shop operator, said its betting division had also suffered after gamblers struck lucky on horses and football.
That's where Jim Urry, a 62-year-old SP reader from Appleshaw, Hampshire, struck lucky with a stream of fish capped by the biggest plaice of his long angling life, a plump 10lb 7oz flattie.
He struck lucky on 66-1 shot Russian Hero in the big race in 1949, beating Roimond (ridden by Dick Francis) by eight lengths.