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  • noun Plural form of gird.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gird.


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  • Mr. Papademos has called on the three parties that make up his coalition government to back the demanded reforms, including the controversial cuts in private-sector pay, even as Greece girds for elections widely expected to take place in April.

    Greece to Lay Off 15,000 Public-Sector Workers Stelios Bouras 2012

  • McClatchy: Senate girds for Saturday vote and long battle on health care

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: November 20, 2009 2009

  • Illinois Pension's Atlanta Play As Atlanta's market girds for a long recovery, the Illinois state teachers' pension fund is making a play for a piece of the upturn.

    In Vail, Luxury Has Its Limits 2011

  • "Ah, well, Liu Ling was wiser than you," the White Logic girds.

    Chapter 36 2010

  • As Sen. Barbara Boxer girds for a tough reelection battle, she is crisscrossing California during the Senate recess to highlight what she sees as concrete accomplishments in the last year - jobs created by the economic stimulus package, benefits from the healthcare bill for seniors and the ill and tax breaks for businesses that are hiring the unemployed.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: April 8, 2010 2010

  • India's industrial output rose at its weakest pace in nine months in May, the latest sign of slowdown for Asia's third-largest economy even as it girds for another interest rate increase this month as inflation persists.

    Asia in Pictures 2011

  • In the mornings, Adele girds herself for the trip to work as a warrior for battle.

    Describing Characters of Color, pt. 2 « 2009

  • The legal action involving mobile-communications technology comes as the Ottawa patent-licensing firm girds more attempts to bulk up to better wage patent battles.

    Wi-LAN Sues Apple, Others Over Patents Carolyn King 2011

  • She girds herself with strength; and performs her tasks with vigor.

    We Remember - Lenore Pancoe Meyerhoff, 1927 - 1988 2010

  • Brain scientists are beginning to understand that the biochemistry and neuronal network that under girds the structure of the brain is constantly re-organizing and adapting to changes in the outer world.

    Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D.: Are We Hard-Wired to Suffer? 2010


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