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  • n. Plural form of beach-head.

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  • The African Union and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) have become beach-heads in an all-round struggle to rebuild our continent.

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  • My Dad made 11 beach-heads in the South Pacific in WWII.

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  • Yes, we could choose to spend less and learn more about the universe through volleys of probes and orbiting telescopes . . . but how much longer will we be around to do so unless we take up the long-overdue task of establishing beach-heads on the Moon, Mars and beyond?

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  • It is impossible here to give the reasons, but I am convinced that the shingle terraces were accumulated, during the gradual elevation of the Cordillera, by the torrents delivering, at successive levels, their detritus on the beach-heads of long narrow arms of the sea, first high up the valleys, then lower and lower down as the land slowly rose.

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  • But there can be no gain-saying that the approach to use the negotiations process to capture beach-heads within the power equation; and then proceed to strengthen our forces from a new vantage point, helped speed up the process to the great achievements we celebrate today.

    POLITICAL REPORT OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, TO THE 49TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS BY PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA

  • We had to make sure that the Germans were unable to reinforce the beach-heads at Normandy.

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  • I am convinced that these shingle terraces were accumulated during the gradual elevation of the Cordilleras by the torrents delivering at successive levels their detritus on the beach-heads of long, narrow arms of the sea, first high up the valleys, then lower down and lower down as the land slowly rose.

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  • According to Operation Green, their destination was Ireland's southeast coast where beach-heads were to be established between Dungarvan and Wexford town.

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  • But you're not hearing a whole lot of flak from other members of Congress, likely because the Democrats enjoy enough of a margin to allow folks like Nye in conservative districts to go their own way and stake out beach-heads against looming challengers.

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  • Because the Democrats showed us how to "establish beach-heads" in "enemy" territory ...

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