from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A registry mark given by underwriters (as at Lloyd's) to ships in first-class condition. Inferior grades are indicated by A 2 and A 3.


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  • Indemsa was unable to pay even a 1 % commission to RORSA-Ecuador on sales, so thin had their margins become Exhibits 3 and 4.

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  • He drove another twO mileS, sucking in smoke and surveying the eoun - tryside with a cot rise he turned abruptly, drove a 1 braked to a stop in front of a pair of black: arched iron gates.

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  • The successmeasured by a soaring share priceof creatively capitalistic firms such as Google or Salesforce, both of which give away 1 percent of their equity, profits, and employees time under a 1 percent rule, suggests that pursuing social good can be rewarded by the market.

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  • (A MIPS-year is approximately the amount of computing done by a 1 MIPS [million instructions per second] computer in one year.)

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  • The second number would be a 1 or 2—1 designating a KSC launch and 2 indicating a launch from Vandenberg AFB in California.

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  • For instance it would be ridiculous to spend any amount of money, no matter how small, to insure against a risk that had only a 1 in 1 million chance of occurring each year, wherease it would be imperative to insure against any expensive potential peril that had a 1 in 2 or even a 1 in 10 chance of occurring in a single year.



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