from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A black and white two-winged fly (Ceratitis capitata) found in many warm regions of the world, the larvae of which destroy citrus and other fruit crops.


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  • After an initial consultation and analysis, Banducci determined the best way to get the deal done was to apply for a blended ratio loan program with a non-occupant co-borrower.

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  • The clients were referred to Banducci by their friend.

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  • Not all lenders do this, but by knowing the market and having worked with many lenders in the past, Banducci was able to get his clients a conventional loan and save their dream home from foreclosure.

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  • Instead, Banducci, pregnant with her third child, blogs mostly for fun and friendship, treating it as a hobby like any other.

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  • In addition, the National Park Service and Parks Conservancy are taking the lead in restoring the tidal lagoon at Muir Beach and improving the former Banducci farm site. Current News - Top Stories

  • Banducci and O'Malley had to survive a 7-way playoff after shooting a 6-under 66 at Soule Latest news

  • Banducci, a 6-handicapper, birdied the par-4 16th hole for a net eagle that got them to 6-under and into the playoff in the tightly contested tournament. Latest news

  • "We really did kind of go nuts," said Banducci, holding up dozens of tiny Capri pants.


  • She and Banducci -- who has a 3-year-old granddaughter -- took a yarn-store road trip last spring in Oregon and sometimes hole up in Banducci's rural cabin for multi-day knitting fests.


  • Banducci said the other firms, although they had promising early-stage technology, were generally newer in business than EMC, and less well funded, meaning they were riskier choices.

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