(n.) One who, or that which, closes; specifically, a boot closer. See under Boot.
(n.) A finisher; that which finishes or terminates.
(n.) The last stone in a horizontal course, if of a less size than the others, or a piece of brick finishing a course.
(1) Brown's model, which goes far further than those from any other senior Labour figure, and the modest new income tax powers for Holyrood devised when he was prime minister, edge the party much closer to the quasi-federal plans championed by the Liberal Democrats.
(2) Interaction of viable macrophages with cationic particles at 37 degrees C resulted in their "internalization" within vesicles and coated pits and a closer apposition between many segments of plasmalemma than with neutral or anionic substances.
(3) Greater knowledge about these disorders and closer working relationships with mental health specialists should lead to decreased morbidity and mortality.
(4) Stool weights, defecation frequencies, and transit times in this group are much closer to those of westernized whites than to rural blacks.
(5) We found that the closer location of Mg2+ to the beta-phosphoryl group than to the alpha- or gamma-phosphoryl group was effective in weakening the P-O bond at which the cleavage of ATP catalyzed by most enzymes takes place.
(6) The thickness of the media in the groups behaves like the number of nuclei: in hypertension with the highest values, there is no significant decrease as far as the 8th cross-section, while in the coronary sclerosis and third decade groups the values come closer together after the 6th cross-section.
(7) Since 1987 consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatrists in Europe have decided to develop a closer collaboration to stimulate the development of the C-L field.
(8) Clare Gills, an American journalist and friend of Foley, wrote in 2013: “He is always striving to get to the next place, to get closer to what is really happening, and to understand what moves the people he’s speaking with.
(9) Our results indicate that in recipients of bioprosthetic valves, careful follow-up with closer surveillance of valve and cardiac function and earlier prosthetic replacement might contribute to reducing the risk of reoperation.
(10) The expansion comes hot on the heels of another year of stellar growth in which Primark edged closer to overtaking high street stalwart M&S in sales and profits.
(11) Institutional legitimacy arises from closer links between citizens.
(12) The numbers in the holey tube regenerate are statistically different from normal but they are closer to normal than after similar regeneration in a regular silicone tube.
(13) "We try to get closer to the people, we try to get lower down the command structures and we try to be more embedded than sometimes the Americans appear to do," the defence secretary said.
(14) Recommendations are made suggesting closer scrutiny of this region of the spine.
(15) For those biochemical experiments in which a closer link to 'physiological relevance' was desired, it was necessary to develop the technology to isolate large numbers of a single identifiable kidney cell type.
(16) He was telling me: ‘Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re winning this clearly.’ But the rounds were much closer than he was seeing them.
(17) They also made it clear that they would seek to use the award to bring their two countries closer together and said they would invite their prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and Narendra Modi of India, to the award ceremony in Oslo in December.
(18) After being opposed for so many years, the two most dominant institutions on the island are now on trajectories that draw them closer.
(19) And if the fathers of Europe, Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman , were alive today, they would see that their aim, to get Europe to move to a proper union through a series of crises, has moved a step closer.
(20) One speaker at an international conference in Bodrum this week asked what would have happened if Turkey had been held closer by the EU?
(v. t.) To make into a closet for a secret interview.
(n.) A small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy.
(n.) A small apartment, or recess in the side of a room, for household utensils, clothing, etc.
(v. t.) To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal.
(1) The association of ankylosing spondylarthritis with the B locus and more specifically with the B 27 antigen, is the closet known for any illness.
(2) It's a perfect time for gender to come out of the revolution's closet.
(3) Early in the film, a journalist comes to interview him about his defunct literary career; he berates her for caring (intellectually, Jep is a closet puritan).
(4) When possible the removal of the foreign body was carried out in the quadrant closet to where the foreign body was located and through a site 4-5 mm from the limbus.
(5) Blair appears to have few supporters left, as a steady stream of critics old and new emerges from the political closet to point out the negative legacies of his interventionist policies.
(6) Women’s protests against this have featured dancing, singing, miniskirts and placards proclaiming: “My body, my money, my closet, my rules.” Despite the repressive government, which has been responsible for homophobic as well as misogynistic new laws, grassroots resistance is growing .
(7) His initial instinct – that the party was full of “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists” – had much to be said for it, but did nothing to stop Ukip’s march.
(8) One teacher, who was hiding in a closet in the math lab, heard Thorne yell, "Put the gun down!"
(9) Romney has hardly sought to endear himself with Europeans, holding the EU up as a failed model and implicitly accusing Obama of being a closet "European" – big government, social welfare, and "entitlement" culture.
(10) It was originally three bedrooms, but after we makeshifted it – changing the closets into rooms and stuff like that – we ended up with about seven "bedrooms".
(11) I have a closet full of my mother's letters in plastic boxes; one for each year of our correspondence.
(12) It is a sorry reminder that physical evidence must be closeted with care and punctiliously marked for later courtroom uses.
(13) "I say to those Tory MPs who share our views and our aspirations: 'Why don't you stop sulking in secret in the corridors of Westminster and come out of the closet?
(14) Now, following Dick Pound’s revelations about systemic doping in Russia , Pavey has found her voice, and she warns that solving athletics’ problems will require money, persistence and a willingness to rattle skeletons in even the mustiest of closets.
(15) With growing intensity, Zac began to paint Khan as a closet extremist.
(16) No one hears about the recovery of the dead bodies … it’s like the dirty, dark secret that’s kept hidden in the closet,” Norris said.
(17) (It is for comments like these that he is suspected by German rightwingers of being a closet socialist.
(18) And somebody picked it up and said I said gay actors should get back in the closet.
(19) Essentially, Conchita was in the closet and wasn't allowed to go out."
(20) I'll be walking through an airport, say, and my plane will be four hours late, and a woman cleaner will say: 'Here, take these magazines I've collected', or: 'When I'm tired, I sleep in the closet over there.