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  • n. A piece of graffiti covering the whole height of a railway carriage.


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  • That memo has helped spark what the Army Medical Command calls a "top-to-bottom" review of a Madigan forensic psychiatric team charged with screening soldiers under consideration for medical retirement.

    The Seattle Times

  • Carper's Republican counterpart, Sen. Susan Collins Maine, called on the president to endorse "top-to-bottom reform" that she said was lacking in his budget proposals.

    Postal Service on tap for $11B break in 2012 budget

  • The only thing keeping a thorough top-to-bottom investigation of the Bush administration is President Obama's fruitless quest for bipartisanship.

    Cheney wrong on interrogation inquiry facts, Obama official says

  • Nearly everyone agrees that it needs a top-to-bottom overhaul, from the key personnel to the way it does business.

    Gordon Brown and the IMF: An unfair race | Editorial

  • And on Thursday, Mr. Babbitt vowed to conduct a "top-to-bottom review of the way we operate our traffic-control system."

    Turbulence Mounts at FAA

  • But the Kindle has a longer top-to-bottom design to house its physical keyboard, much like the shape of a novel but only about three-tenths of an inch thick.

    Judging E-Readers by Their Book Readability

  • A complete top-to-bottom independent institutional audit of the RCMP is more than overdue.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Instead of breaking ranks with labor allies to win a round of pension cuts now, as elected officials in New Jersey did recently, Ms. Raimondo has been trying for months to persuade workers, unions and taxpayers to support a top-to-bottom overhaul of Rhode Island's pension system that she says will fix the plan for decades to come.

    Softer Approach on Pension Problems

  • On April 7, the New York City Opera revealed that it was suspending plans to announce its 2011-12 season, pending the outcome of a top-to-bottom review of the company's finances that is expected to lead to drastic budget cuts.

    April Is the Cruelest Month for Purveyors of High Culture

  • In Athens, Ga., 5 & 10 chef Hugh Acheson offers a top-to-bottom turnip adventure for novices.

    Why You Should Dig Turnips


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