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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of strand.
- adj. abandoned or marooned.
- adj. Run aground on a shore or reef.
- adj. a piece of wire made by combining or bundling thinner wires
- adj. expenses or costs which have become unrecoverable or difficult to recover.
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- adj. cut off or left behind
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In about two dozen states -- including Maryland -- it forced ratepayers to eat some $100 billion in "stranded" reactor costs in preparation for "free competition."
Meanwhile, hundreds of supply trucks remain stranded at the closed Torkhum border crossing in the Khyber tribal region, leaving them vulnerable to attacks from Taliban insurgents.
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Blame swirls in stranded Continental Express flight
Two years since fighting ended at Nahr el Bared, thousands of Palestinian refugees remain stranded without homes and, along with a number of Lebanese, are simply fed up.
In addition, its high altitude means that it has areas with animals and vegitation stranded from the last ice age.
Authorities say hundreds of thousands remain stranded after their homes and villages were inundated, clinging to the roofs of houses or whatever dry speck of land they can find.
It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans and need to be airlifted.
I turned the green and orange yarns into an experiment in stranded color knitting, making up patterns as I went along.
Some disabled rail passengers left 'stranded' - survey