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  • proper n. London Underground

Etymologies

From combine, referring to the merger and purchase of various underground railway, tram and bus companies in London, combining them into one organisation. Originally applied to Underground Electric Railways of London Company Ltd, since used for successor organisations. (Wiktionary)

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    USATODAY.com - Combine is first stop on Bush's campaign trail

  • Freeman learns that the resonance cascade at Black Mesa attracted the attention of a powerful alien race known as the Combine, who subsequently invaded the Earth and destroyed its military and governments in the Seven Hour War.

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  • 'Bed' (1955) is one of the artist's so-called Combine paintings incorporating found objects.

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  • The project is part of a large scale program, called Combine www.

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  • Alyx Vance is portrayed as a young woman in her mid-twenties of Black/Asian descent, and is a prominent figure in the human resistance fight against the rule of the alien race known as the Combine and their human representative, Dr. Breen.

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  • He ran a sub-4. 6 at the Combine, which is very good for a tight end.

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  • But the setting has changed dramatically, this time your goal is insurrection against the mysterious extraterrestrial organization known as the Combine who have taken over the planet.

    Gamasutra Feature Articles

  • "The Combine was a real stepping stone," said Hughes, projected to be a third - to sixth-round pick in the April 25-26 draft.

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  • The central building for the Combine is the Citadel, a towering structure that was always in the distance while traveling through City 17.

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  • To many casual fans, the Combine is the only scouting event used to measure prospects entering the draft.

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  • To put together. A mixture.

    October 3, 2010