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A pattern, usually made of plastic, used to guide the automatic machines which cut and edge lenses. Syn. lens pattern. See edging.
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One of the former represented a tomb, with a youthful female weeping over it, exhibiting a church with arched windows in the background.
But, when each was comfortably arranged, and Louisa, after laying aside a thin coat of faded silk, and a gypsy hat, that was more becoming to her modest, ingenuous countenance than appropriate to the season, had taken a chair between her father and the youth, the former resumed the conversation.
It will be observed that a difference has been made by the convention between the compensation of the President and of the judges, That of the former can neither be increased nor diminished; that of the latter can only not be diminished.
With such a smile then, and with a voice sweet as the evening breeze of Boreas in the pleasant month of November, Mrs Bridget gently reproved the curiosity of Mrs Deborah; a vice with which it seems the latter was too much tainted, and which the former inveighed against with great bitterness, adding, "That, among all her faults, she thanked Heaven her enemies could not accuse her of prying into the affairs of other people.
reached a $168 million settlement with shareholders, which included an agreement by 10 of the former directors to pay $13 million from the profits of their sale of Enron stock before the company's revelation that it had exaggerated its sales and profits.
Perhaps more significantly, when the former shareholders or partners of the domestic entity hold at least 80% of the foreign surrogate corporation, that foreign corporation will be treated as a domestic corporation for all Sec.
attorney partnership in Los Angeles resulted in federal indictments naming the former chief of Fleishman-Hillard's L.
The main dormitory building at the former Anglican Indian residential school in La Tuque, Que.
The IRS then argued that taxing the former spouse would violate the assignment-of-income doctrine.
Fry, the former heroin addict who went back to prison even though he had a job, received help through the North Lawndale Employment Network's U-Turn Permitted program.
The DOE is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement to fund a medical evaluation program that will serve all former DOE workers nationwide and will incorporate activities currently performed under the Former Worker Medical Screening Program and the Former Beryllium Worker Medical Surveillance Program.