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


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  • On the surface Abcourt seems to have the goods; known and growing resources, 12 million in mothballed infrastructure (estimated replacement value) and it resides in Quebec where the Provincial Government practically pays you to drill holes in the ground.

    Abcourt Mines, or why should I bother?

  • Musker: Basically then when 2-D went away here they kind of mothballed CAPS and CAPS had been kind of band-aided and paper-clipped together, the production software system.

    Interview: The Princess and the Frog Directors Jon Musker and Ron Clements | /Film

  • Mr. Gates said the Guantanamo Bay facility would almost certainly be "mothballed" after the current detainees were freed or transferred to the U.S.

    Gates Grilled on Moving Detainees

  • County Administrator Shaun Groden said the former Economic Opportunity Committee building at 108 McMorran Blvd. has been "mothballed" because tearing it down would cost more than

    Matt's Sports Attack

  • A dwindling congregation at the former cathedral of Cornwall means the church could be all but "mothballed". - Business News

  • The school was "mothballed" after city officials postponed a $25 million bond issuance in November 2008 due to the global financial crisis.

    The Daily Times News Headlines

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth will be "mothballed" or sold after about 3

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Mulberry Pool would be "mothballed" and its programs moved to Edora Pool Ice Center. - Local News

  • MOTHBALLED: Sellafield's historic Windscale site is being "mothballed" and workers moved off to help tackle greater safety threats.

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • SELLAFIELD'S Windscale site, where one of the reactors producing plutonium for the atomic bomb caught fire in 1957, is being "mothballed" and workers moved on to help tackle greater safety threats.

    Whitehaven News headlines


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