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  • v. Present participle of idle.
  • n. An idle period; something done idly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. having no employment


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  • “The genius of idling is not its avoidance of work but rather its construction of a value system entirely independent of work.”

    Cover to Cover

  • The current economic crisis isn't helping, however, as Severstal Wheeling has initiated a long-term idling of its local plants along the Ohio River.

    The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

  • As of Aug. 5, 21 complaints of long-term idling had been reported to the city's Environmental Services department, city spokesman Matt Laible said.

    Minnesota Premier Publications - Southwest Journal Stories

  • I know idling is bad for the air we all breathe, and I should turn off the engine to pump gas, and I won’t leave a child in a closed up car in the summer, and sometimes you can’t pay at the pump even if you want to.

    Home Alone | Her Bad Mother

  • I’m not disagreeing with your conclusion, I’m just wondering — regenerative braking isn’t the only source of increased efficiency in hybrids (the lack of idling is another big one, for example.)

    Waldo Jaquith - New year’s resolution follow-up.

  • "Otherwise, it's sitting there idling, which isn't good for anyone." Front Page

  • Otherwise, it's sitting there idling, which isn't good for anyone. Front Page

  • These neurons, called idling neurons, are still alive, but have been damaged to the extent that their function is compromised. - Articles related to These old eyes

  • Valerie MacDonald submitted her complaint via e-mail about large charter buses that serve local lodges and are parking in her neighborhood, taking up spaces and idling, which is against city law.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Others argue that ample parking supply is good for New York's economy and that other factors, such as idling delivery trucks, are a bigger cause of gridlock.

    Parking Industry Feels Under Attack


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