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  • n. In ceramics, the first process in decorating by means of enameled color.


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  • So, today was a ground-laying time of concepts and large ideas, setting us up for tomorrow, which will start exploring possibilities of where we go and of applied economics to further some of these ideas.

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  • Even if not conceived as such, they are just the sort of ground-laying "first steps" that a savvy political operative might recommend.

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  • And Obama himself told CBS, suggested that he sort of sees this as a ground-laying trip for when he becomes president -- Wolf.

    CNN Transcript Jul 21, 2008

  • Their time in the White House is a ground-laying period of sorts, when they generate all the circumstances that will help them, and their political allies i nthe future.

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  • They use italics to devastating effect, noting that these laws call for assessments, data collection, forecasts , improvements in understanding and all manner of other ground-laying efforts, but not one concrete action "to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in any real way."

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  • With Obama half way through his first term and a new election campaign looming, many see the next two years as a ground-laying phase, leaving legislation for a second term.

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  • The ground-laying ceremony of Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd's (BPSL's) Rs 12,000-crore steel plant in Jharkhand was held in the absence of company chairman-cum-managing director Sanjay

    The Financial Express

  • This while putting aside quite a lot of theistic ground-laying that helped build the science juggernaut.

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  • While the national plan has more pilot programs and ground-laying measures than Massachusetts did, it too isn’t going to “solve” the major issue with delivering health care, just the ones related to health insurance.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Charles Fried on the Constitutionality of the Health Care Mandate


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