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  • Top negotiators for the league and the players union met for nearly five hours Monday in what the deputy commissioner Adam Silver described as a table-setting exercise.

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  • He ascribed the Kelly memo to "realistic table-setting in advance of the next round of labor negotiations."

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  • So the way Iowa sets the table for New Hampshire is highly important, and the Paul factor will be central to the table-setting.

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  • That's where the table-setting tailback trio could spark a championship run the way "The Triplets" — Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman, surefire Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith and Hall of Fame wideout Michael Irvin — keyed the franchise's three Super Bowl titles in the early 1990s.

    With T.O. gone, time for Tony Romo to shine for Cowboys

  • And here I was, with dreary and endless vistas before me of table-setting, potato-peeling, and dish-washing.

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  • We swap them back to the correct place, my companion NJR whispering: “Perhaps table-setting comes in year three.”

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  • Representation of a mid-late 19th-century dinner table-setting at the Suna and Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, Antalya.

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  • The book, though easily my favorite in the series, was really just table-setting for the big finale, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which will rightly I think, since it's like a billion pages long be split into two flicks.

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  • Today's special lunch, laissez-faire table-setting aside, was all for the occasion of "because we feel like it".

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  • I'd tried acolyting to learn some of the table-setting tasks usually performed by deacons at the altar.

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  • “The woman who is fresh from reading Gauss and Pindar, and who has taken sides in the discussion between the adherents of Roscher and of Mill, cannot easily content herself with the petty economies that result from doing her own cutting and fitting and dusting and table-setting.”

    --Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

    November 7, 2011