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  • noun Plural form of reserve.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of reserve.

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  • noun civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army


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  • Coral reef marine reserves marine reserves coral reef reserves*

    Coral reefs (collection) 2008

  • To estimate the stock of dollar reserves, I assumed that the countries that do not report data to the IMF held a constant 65\% of their reserves in dollars (this is effectively an assumption about the dollar share of China's reserves*).

    Latest Articles 2009

  • In particular, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the term "resource" does not equate to the term "reserves".

    unknown title 2011

  • Part of the problem of this organization is that they do believe in what they call reserves, not secrecy as such, although they don't publish lists of their members, so one major issue is to know who is part of Opus Dei.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2002 2002

  • Politically, the talk about self-government for the reserves is a swindle.


  • I think maybe they are discovering that what they called their reserves are actually toxic, and what was once mistakenly counted as a plus is now correctly counted as a minus.

    MoJo Blogs and Articles 2009

  • The whole concept of "reserves" is actually not economically sound.

    The Future of Oil, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009

  • Grain reserves world-wide are bigger now, and the weaker global economy is keeping inflation lower.

    Food prices rise as Asia projects lag Patrick Barta 2010

  • Without those grain reserves to use, the world would have seen mass famine.

    No Snickers bars? Blame Peak Oil (Jack Bog's Blog) 2009

  • Without adequate grain reserves, the next major crop failure will one day doom millions, possibly billions to starvation.

    No Snickers bars? Blame Peak Oil (Jack Bog's Blog) 2009


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