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

  • abbr. Order of Saint Benedict

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  • Oriented strand board.


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  • My lasting impression of OSB is glitter and sparkles, but that is getting ahead of myself.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Attached to OSB is the National Collegiate Competition that the University of Michigan takes part in.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • I don’t think our beef with OSB is related to perfidiously claiming non-combattant status (himself, anyway).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Clandestine Military Operations

  • Materials used in construction such as OSB oriented-strand board, fiberglass insulation, and many adhesives all contain formaldehyde and will emit formaldehyde fumes for long periods of time.

    Formaldehyde and Indoor Air Quality

  • They got a modern look without spending tons of money by utilizing interesting materials, such as OSB flooring for the vanity, black rubber for the floors, a reclaimed door hung barn style for the linen closet and a combination of clean white subway tiles and dark pebble tiles for the shower floor.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • The new agreement supports the construction of an oriented-strand-board, or "OSB," plant in Winslow, Arizona, by Arizona Forest Restoration Product.


  • A lawsuit claiming that certain manufacturers of Oriented Strand Board ( "OSB") unlawfully raised the prices paid by end user indirect purchasers of OSB has had a settlement class certified by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

    Lawyers and Settlements :: Latest Cases & Settlements

  • There are some really, really nasty, but prominent, lawyers in this town about whom OSB will not entertain a complaint because they are "important".

    Kroger indicts Adams, in court of public opinion (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Dom Bede Price, OSB, reports to the NLM that the Mass was well attended and that Dom Patrick Barry, the Abbot-emeritus of Ampleforth Abbey, who was visiting the Abbey, was also in attendance for this Mass.

    Solemn Mass at Ss. Gregory and Augustine Oratory, St. Louis Abbey

  • On 16 July, the Most Rev. Gregor Maria Hanke OSB, Bishop of Eichstätt (whom you might remember as the bishop granting his approval to the new edition of the usus antiquior Breviary) renewed the consecration of the diocese of Eichstätt, Bavaria, to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her invocation of the Mater Ter Admirabilis, the Thrice Admirable Mother.

    The Mater Ter Admirabilis


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