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  • A spokesman for Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Union confirmed that no action will be taken for another four weeks, and said it was due to "some fairly well-spread reliability issues with the airline at the moment."

    Qantas Union Calls Off Next Week's Strikes

  • Mr. Prideaux added the share gains are well-spread, including Germany, Russia and Argentina.

    BAT Rides Recovery

  • An easterner by birth and a connoisseur of fine wines and a well-spread table, he nevertheless was completely comfortable in the roughs of remote mountains, prairies, and deserts.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • "We have a very well-spread risk," Mr. van Boxmeer said.

    Heineken Says Mexican Deal Can Deliver

  • He had hardly taken his seat at the well-spread table, when Mrs. Steele entered the room, and carefully closed the door behind her.

    History of American Women

  • And laughter-loving Aphrodite, with face turned away and lovely eyes downcast, crept to the well-spread couch which was already laid with soft coverings for the hero; and upon it lay skins of bears and deep-roaring lions which he himself had slain in the high mountains.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • But his sisters heard his pitiful wailing and sprang down from their well-spread beds: one of them took up the child in her arms and laid him in her bosom, while another revived the fire, and a third rushed with soft feet to bring their mother from her fragrant chamber.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • The very name reminds me of early rising, healthy activity, merriment, and a well-spread board.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • The familiar room, with the dark ceiling, the well-spread table, the old chairs, had never before spoken so eloquently of the times ere she knew or had heard of Charley Stow.

    A Changed Man

  • Direct democracy seemed to suit him because he was so famous that it was believed—and he believed—that he could manipulate the electorate with his celebrity; he was so well liked as a film persona, such a comforting presence, such a masculine protector, such a well-spread meme.

    I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen

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