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  • n. Plural form of slipway.


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  • There is also a suggestion that there will be what have become know in the jargon as "exit ramps", which translates as "slipways" in British English: ways of getting out sooner if the Afghan government doesn't live up to its promises.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • The rest seemed to roll down separate ideological slipways – the judgments of pundits who knew very clearly where they were starting from and which readers they wished to serve.

    Ed Miliband is ahead of the pack while pundits are stuck in Gridlock Gulch

  • He is said to have developed the slipways, harbours and roadways and adapted the caves in nearby Bessy's Cove.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall

  • British pits still employed a quarter of a million miners, ships stills went down the slipways of several dozen British shipyards, the Rolls-Royces that purred to the front door of St Paul's still had British engines.

    Royal wedding then, and now

  • When I see Scottish boats sliding down Govan and Scotstouns slipways, and Scottish built trucks hauling wind turbines or tidal genrators then I will know we are truly independent.

    Loose lips sink ships

  • The measures include a commitment to reduce the shipyard's production capacity, including closing two of the yard's three slipways.

    EU Clears Aid for Poland's Gdansk Shipyard

  • The repairs needed include work on mechanical installations, such as cranes and slipways, and repairing dilapidated marine and coastal infrastructure such as jetties, quays and breakwaters.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Harbors displayed a more sophisticated appearance, boasting among other recognizable components ingenious slipways for the handling and repair of large vessels.

    Running From The Deity

  • In a statement spokeswoman Carol Moses said from July 21 all boat launch sites into the ocean, including slipways on rivers that experience tidal fluctuations, must be licenced.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The first two contractors who are responsible for repairs to the slipways and cranes at Gansbaai and St Helena Bay (Sandy Point) harbours respectively, took possession of these sites six weeks ago.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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