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  • proper n. any of several British companies that make motor cars, aero engines, etc.
  • n. anything that is the best of its type; the best quality product possible


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  • ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDS RIGHTS TO MORE THAN 90 PER CENT OF THE SHARES IN ODIM ASA Further to the announcement on 26 February 2010 regarding the recommended cash offer to acquire the outstanding shares in ODIM ASA (the "Offer"), Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Rolls-Royce Marine AS now holds rights to more than 90 per cent of the shares in ODIM ASA.


  • Luckily, the theater offers what could be called the Rolls-Royce of Equity cots.

    Lying Down on the Job? It's in the Contract

  • Krug makes an average of only 450,000 bottles a year - well under one per cent of the world's champagne - but it is often described as the Rolls-Royce of the industry. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Loehr believes that in the long term Rolls-Royce will establish engine manufacturing and a test facility at Crosspointe.


  • But executives at Britain's Rolls-Royce, which is a key supplier on current A320-family engines, said Airbus should instead wait longer and develop an entirely new plane because it would offer bigger improvements in efficiency.

    Rolls-Royce Isn't On Board With Airbus's Engine Plan

  • Mr. Joyce ' s comments increased pressure on Rolls-Royce, which is based in Derby, England, amid concerns of a wider design problem with its higher-powered engines for certain A380s.

    Rolls-Royce Narrows Engine Probe

  • U.K. power-systems company Rolls-Royce, which is listed on the FTSE 100 index and has a market capitalization of nearly £7 billion, or about $14 billion, said it has replaced Merrill Lynch with Morgan Stanley as joint broker following a review of its broking lineup initiated this year by the company's board.

    Morgan Stanley supplants

  • Rolls-Royce, which is also building engines for Boeing's Dreamliner passenger jet, stressed that the production of civil engines accounted for only about 20% of the company's turnover.

    Rolls-Royce Impacted By A380 Delays

  • The Rolls-Royce is a beauty and sailed along all day like a gondola.

    A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium

  • The only group laggard is Rolls-Royce, which is selling in the low double digits.


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