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  • n. Plural form of in-tray.


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  • To get my desk, you have to add in some writing-related books, haphazard in-trays, random art supplies, and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The increasingly frosty relations between Microsoft and the EU are borne out of an exasperating history of scolding, hefty fines and a flurry of missives that forever seem to languish in each side's in-trays.

    War Of Words Between Microsoft And EUMicrosoft Says EU Rules Might Delay Vista

  • Instead of turgid and unreadable documents, delivered to our in-trays by pantechnicons, we benefit from clear and concise reports that are professionally presented and a pleasure to read.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • The dark-stained wood shelves still held the same books and journals, the spinach-green leather-topped desk still supported a PC and brimming in-trays.

    Walls of Silence

  • He found the station a relaxing place to be in the wee, small hours when the phones were quiet, the office empty, and he could prowl around and read the contents of other people's in-trays to see what was going on.

    Hard Frost

  • The cells were filling nicely along with the CID in-trays.

    Mortal Causes

  • The successful candidates will join a team wrestling with brimming in-trays - as the explosion at the oil company's Texas City refinery still accounts for a weighty chunk of the three full pages of legal proceedings additional to the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe published with BP's results last week.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • And now along comes news of the Downton Christmas special, which will fill our mental in-trays with more insufferable imponderables.

    The Guardian World News

  • And yes, I know the real-paper contents of our real-plastic in-trays used to get like this too, but you could recognise the corners of pending papers, peeking out reproachfully at you.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • A shortlist of names has apparently been in the in-trays of Canberra for some time now.

    Crikey » Canberra Calling


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