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

  • abbr. free on steamer


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  • COMMENT from MD EADES: FOS, which is perfectly lovely sweetish fiber, that is reputed to be good for the gut and be pro-biotic, isn’t usually used solo as sweetener, to my knowledge, although perhaps it is.

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  • Birders listen intently for songs they haven't heard for months as they search for "FOS" (first-of-season) sightings of species that have either returned from the tropics to nest or are passing through on their way to more northerly nesting areas.

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  • He's absolutely FOS. amshadow ammshadow shadow amshadoww

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  • Do Ho Suh shows a multicolored sculpture made of tiny model figures; Olafur Eliasson lets a yellow Think Sphere shine on the art globetrotters; Pawel Althamer exhibits the billy goat costume with which he has travelled the world; FOS present two birds that cover newspapers with their excrements; and finally there are several shiny Anish Kapoor's and colorful Haegue Yang's.

    VernissageTV: Frieze Art Fair London 2011

  • Instead she says she will apply to the FOS, which will cost the bank around £500.

    Phantom cash machine withdrawals can haunt consumers

  • The banks are guided by the Financial Ombudsman Service's (FOS) previous findings following similar disputes, though a spokesman was this week keen to stress that every case is examined on its individual merits.

    Phantom cash machine withdrawals can haunt consumers

  • We asked the FOS for an explanation and, at last, your complaint has been resolved – in your favour.

    Complaints about the complaints procedure

  • Having lost faith in Barclays to deal with this, I contacted the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) in February of last year to see if it could help.

    Complaints about the complaints procedure

  • Unlike the small claims court, going to the FOS is free for consumers.

    Complaints about the complaints procedure

  • The FOS says the payment protection policy has been cancelled and premiums paid between November 2008 and July 2010 have been refunded, plus interest at 8% per year.

    Complaints about the complaints procedure


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