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- v. Present participle of idle.
- n. An idle period; something done idly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. having no employment
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“The genius of idling is not its avoidance of work but rather its construction of a value system entirely independent of work.”
The current economic crisis isn't helping, however, as Severstal Wheeling has initiated a long-term idling of its local plants along the Ohio River.
As of Aug. 5, 21 complaints of long-term idling had been reported to the city's Environmental Services department, city spokesman Matt Laible said.
I know idling is bad for the air we all breathe, and I should turn off the engine to pump gas, and I won’t leave a child in a closed up car in the summer, and sometimes you can’t pay at the pump even if you want to.
I’m not disagreeing with your conclusion, I’m just wondering — regenerative braking isn’t the only source of increased efficiency in hybrids (the lack of idling is another big one, for example.)
"Otherwise, it's sitting there idling, which isn't good for anyone."
Otherwise, it's sitting there idling, which isn't good for anyone.
These neurons, called idling neurons, are still alive, but have been damaged to the extent that their function is compromised.
Valerie MacDonald submitted her complaint via e-mail about large charter buses that serve local lodges and are parking in her neighborhood, taking up spaces and idling, which is against city law.
Others argue that ample parking supply is good for New York's economy and that other factors, such as idling delivery trucks, are a bigger cause of gridlock.
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