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  • n. Plural form of lifting.

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Examples

  • "Oh, no," said Louis; "come and show me some more cat's cradles; I know two more 'liftings' already than any boy in the school.

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • The firm said in a statement that the quarterly result was mainly affected by a 33% increase in the average prices for liquids measured in Norwegian crowns, a 20% increase in average gas prices, and a 12% decrease in liftings, when compared with the same period last year.

    Energy Prices Boost Statoil

  • In the second quarter, the container shipper's total liftings rose 6.5% to 1.26 million twenty-foot-equivalent units, or TEUs, from 1.18 million TEUs a year earlier, but revenue from its shipping division rose only 1.4% to US$1.41 billion from US$1.39 billion, reflecting lower freight rates.

    Orient Overseas Profit Falls 86% on Year-Ago Gain, Freight Rates

  • It flattened its ears down at the sound of the man's voice, and its restless, hunching movements and the liftings and shiftings of its forefeet became more pronounced but it would not come to the man.

    To Build A Fire

  • The result was affected by a net impairment loss of 4.8 billion kroner mainly related to the refinery business, which offset stronger oil and gas prices and higher liftings of oil and gas.

    Statoil Net Profit Falls

  • It flattened its ears down at the sound of the man's voice, and its restless, hunching movements and the liftings and shiftings of its forefeet became more pronounced; but it would not come to the man.

    To Build a Fire

  • But more, consider that racers strive to be distant from one another; cuffers, by the judges of the field, are not permitted to take hold; and none but wrestlers come up breast to breast, and clasp one another round the waist, and most of their turnings, liftings, lockings bring them very close.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Such liftings of hands on the part of other men he regarded as a falling back to the truculence of savage life.

    The Golden Lion of Granpere

  • The oil liftings are up to roughly where they were, pre-war.

    CNN Transcript Mar 19, 2004

  • A second -- I should add, however, though, it's probably important to improve the oil infrastructure so that liftings can be increased so that additional revenues can be -- so that's a possible, not only a source of money, but a possible use of money as well.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2003

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