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  • adj. Alternative spelling of front line.


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  • Those who are highly paid should have their salaries significantly reduced as has been done in Ireland, particularly those who are not so-called front-line workers. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Much of that money is wasted, but programs like the Global Threat Reduction Initiative are our front-line defense against nuclear terrorism.

    Joe Cirincione: Smart Money to Stop Nuclear Terrorism

  • Rebels said Saturday their forces entered the front-line oil town and were preparing for a renewed offensive later in the day.

    Libyan Rebels Breach Brega

  • Rebel forces have been pushing to seize the front-line town of Brega, which is home to an oil refinery and terminal, for nearly a week, but they say fields of land mines planted by Gadhafi's forces have slowed the advance.

    Libyan troops kill 8 rebels near eastern oil town

  • SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's Marine Corps plans to dismiss two commanding officers for failing to prevent last week's shooting rampage that killed four marines at a front-line base.

    South Korea's Marine Corps To Dismiss Officers Over Shooting

  • Certainly, front-line supervisors -- caught between the rock of senior management and the hard place of reality -- want their perceptions known and their opinions heard.

    John Fox: The Root Cause of All Corporate Performance

  • Pardew was clear that Paul Lambert's side wanted it more, especially their front-line of Grant Holt and Steve Morison, who with Wesley Hoolahan scored Norwich's goals.

    Newcastle's blip is not terminal, says Alan Pardew after Norwich loss

  • DCI Paul Barnard, head of the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit DCPCU, a police squad sponsored by the banking industry with an brief to help stamp out organised payment fraud, said: "Losses are appreciably lower than a few years ago and everyone involved in tackling fraud has reason to be encouraged by this – and that includes bank customers who, as their own front-line of defence, have certainly played their part."

    Card fraud at 11-year low as criminals revert to cheque and phone scams

  • Just because the front-line people and moronic mid-level bureacrats and Janet Napolitano and her executive assistants at Homeland Security are primarily morons does not make it right that this pussbrain who fit every profile of an assassin got on the airplane and had he not employed a defective explosive device, would nave sent 270 plus people to a horrible death because of bureaucratic ineptitude.

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  • Generalist physicians are attracted to the front-line nature of their work, dealing as they do with a wide spectrum of care spanning the entire life cycle in the case of family medicine, medical emergencies, screening and prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illnesses, counseling and long-term care.

    John Geyman: Myths and Misperceptions About Primary Care


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