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  • n. A rest stop; a place at the side of a road where drivers can rest.

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  • n. a roadside cafe especially for lorry drivers


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  • Push-out and pull-in – both end up with more people working (although not necessarily bringing in the same paycheck).

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Stimulus Size

  • Delsees a pull-in, checks the rear, and swings over.

    Castanets '84

  • With NC, if Obama is running within the Margin of Error, may be Edwards can pull-in 3-5 points enough to cause an upset.

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  • Ostensibly, this is the rare movie that would pull-in thugs, film school nerds, hipsters, mall people, drug addicts, and iguana enthusiasts into the same screening room.

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  • In other floors thermal expansion of the floor against the columns compressed the trusses which along with shear forces within the trusses buckled the diagonal struts collapsing the trusses which went into suspension (catenary action) and helped pull-in and eventually buckle the exterior column walls.

    Debunking the Controlled Demolition Theory

  • They cannot legally continue business, - they cannot lend, they must find more capital, or pull-in all loans.

    [ponzi schemists] make good financial advisers

  • Elvidio MirandaGoa, IndiaConsequences of the Iraq WarThe three consequences your writers listed in "The Perils of Pulling Out" (April 30) as potential results of a pullout of U.S. troops — refugees, sectarian massacres and proxy wars — are the consequences of an uninvited "pull-in" of U.S. troops into Iraq in 2003.

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  • I take platform to mean not only solid credentials, but also the writer's audience reach and pull-in factor for their particular area of expertise.

    Platform 2

  • At first the police thought he was a ‘pull-in’ thief, stealing from parked lorries.

    Maigret and the Lazy Burglar

  • The Cloak and Dagger was patronised by the gentlemen farmers only when there was no time to go into Garchester, but it throve, nevertheless, on such custom as the young men and the local farm-labourers brought to it, and was a pleasant Georgian house with a long, flat front and a pull-in for cars.

    Spotted Hemlock


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