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  • n. The characteristic of being bumpy.

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  • n. the texture of a surface that has many bumps


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  • Here are companies that can ride out near-term bumpiness and keep your portfolio chugging along over the long term.

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  • The lack of bathrooms and bathroom breaks are complemented by a kind of bumpiness that can only be experienced in an old bus riding through the Andean mountains.

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  • "Reefs in general were not available to enhance biodiversity rebound because they first had to be reconstituted as viable ecosystems." do offer a variety of ecological niches and "bumpiness," as Aronson puts it, or a "great variety of physical spaces, [water] flow regimes and other ecological opportunities."

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  • The oceans are all bumpy and change their bumpiness continuously.

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  • By scanning the sea surface height over large areas of the ocean over and over again we get both the real topography (bumpiness) of the oceans as well as their variations.

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  • He was already running, and all the jostling and bumpiness of the venture made any speech almost impossible.

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  • Part of this was a reaction to the bumpiness of the adoption process, part of it just a by-product of who we are: overly ruminative, insecure people.

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  • But just as Crosby would have done on a Canadian pond years ago, he ignored the bumpiness of snow-encrusted ice to calmly beat Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller Tuesday for a goal in the third round of the shootout to give Pittsburgh a 2-1 win in the second regular-season outdoor game in NHL history.

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  • Soft, smooth, or slightly coarse in areas, with occasional bumpiness?

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