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  • n. Plural form of precaution.


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  • If one of the safety precautions is to remove oxygen from the room, then when explaining the disaster an investigator will say: the cause of the explosion was the failure of a pump or seal that allowed oxygen to get into the room with the sparks.

    Matthew Yglesias » Financial Crisis and Causation

  • Trade secret has built-in precautions, procedural and substantive.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • As Carl Franz has a wonderful in The People's Guide to Mexico, which I can't track down right now, but something along the lines of taking precautions is not being paranoid, but simple common sense.


  • Until today, I was counting on using the Mexico plan, which is cheap, and I have seen comment that it is not bad, with certain precautions pointed out, however I am not hearing that it is headed for backrupcy.

    Planning to make the move

  • KING: Well, Judy, some of this involves security precautions, which is one of the reasons the president is not yet back in Washington.

    CNN Transcript Sep 11, 2001

  • As it turned out, none of his precautions were the least bit necessary.

    One Red Rose

  • The hides, when taken out of the solution of tan, must be dried with the usual precautions, that is to say, so slowly, that the skin does not shrink on the flesh side.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner

  • "It is very strange that the violent clashes that night continued for about an hour despite the so-called precautions taken by the police," the statement said.

    The New Nation

  • However, one should not rule out that these are so-called precautions, or simply a provocation, aimed at frustrating the opposition's possible negotiations with law enforcement and security chiefs.

    RIA Novosti

  • At least, unless you take some precautions, that is. News Rss Feed


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