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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of idle.


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  • When the prairie droughts of the late 80s and early 90s ended and rains came to the Midwest, wetland basins in idled grass fields made excellent waterfowl nesting habitat and duck populations came back as well.

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  • His sword idled by temporary peace, an ancient legend may yet gain him the Throne.

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  • Borealis Carbon is a consortium of employee-owned-and-operated businesses anticipating reduced demand for their professional services from the forest industry, not "idled" mill or forestry operations workers.

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  • For my money, however, the number of rigs that have become stacked -- oilfield for "idled" The Motley Fool

  • It did in fact return many idled workers to the work force and created a good deal of useful infrastructure but that was then, this is now.

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  • The infamous Jobs Bank that paid idled workers is gone, and with it lots of semi-idle factories that should have been shuttered years earlier.

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  • More than 30 of Japan's 54 reactors were idled over the summer, causing electricity shortages amid the sweltering heat.

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  • Matters came to a head in June 1966 when a gang of strike-idled dockworkers hired by Smedley seized Shivering Sands and expelled the Radio City staff.

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  • Railroad operators have been pulling idled cars and locomotives from storage and rehiring laid off workers in recent months as the nation's economic expansion broadens.

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  • A girl was performing a ‘horseplay maneuver’ as her 1980s-model Chevrolet Blazer idled along, says the Mercury News, going on:

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