(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.) The act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a chink.
(v. t.) That which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed.
(v. t.) That which incloses or confines; an inclosure.
(v. t.) A conclusion; an end.
(v. t.) A method of putting an end to debate and securing an immediate vote upon a measure before a legislative body. It is similar in effect to the previous question. It was first introduced into the British House of Commons in 1882. The French word cloture was originally applied to this proceeding.
(1) I remember talking to an investment banker about what it felt like in the City before the closure of Lehman Brothers.
(2) Angle closure glaucoma is a well-known complication of scleral buckling and it is of particular interest when it occurs in eyes with previously normal angles.
(3) The hospital whose A&E unit has been threatened with closure on safety grounds has admitted that four patients died after errors by staff in the emergency department and other areas.
(4) Five patients have been examined by defecography before and four after closure of a loop ileostomy performed to cover healing of the pouch and ileoanal anastomoses.
(5) This attack can take place during organogenesis, during early differentiation of neural anlagen after neural tube closure or during biochemical differentiation of the brain.
(6) "Gut closure" is an unlikely explanation for these findings.
(7) Closure of both cleft spaces by orthodontic means was achieved in 20 of the 21 patients in the first group, and in 14 of the 20 patients in the second group.
(8) A patient with mitral stenosis and atrial flutter was found to have a normal diastolic closure rate (E to F slope).
(9) Airway closure (CV), functional residual capacity (FRC) and the distribution of inspired gas (nitrogen washout delay percentage, NWOD %) and arterial oxygen tension (PaO2) was measured by standard electrodes in eight extremely obese patients before and after weight loss (mean weights 142 and 94 kg, respectively) following intestinal shunt operation.
(10) Preliminary hearing results of 45 cases show air-bone gap closure of 67% within 10 dB and 98% within 20 dB.
(11) After loss of permanent central incisors the treatment of choice could be either orthodontic closure or maintenance of the gap for a replacement-prosthetic, autotransplantation or implant.
(12) Two homosexual men, 35 and 42 years old, had bilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma in association with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
(13) Follow-up evaluation for all foals was completed at various times after physiologic closure of the physes.
(14) Updated at 1.58pm BST 12.43pm BST Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon, says there has been "a degree of intransigence" on both sides at Grangemouth, leading to today's closure.
(15) During the relatively short period of the study, one year, no significant change in microaneurysm and capillary closure gradings was observed.
(16) Manual compression of the bladder elicited urine leakage from the urethra, and the urethral closure pressure was markedly low.
(17) Primary sternal closure was difficult and delayed closure was performed using splint with a resin plate.
(18) Against the current climate of hospital closure programmes and community care, attitudes to caregiving were examined in three groups of carers, namely mothers caring for a mentally handicapped child, mothers caring for a mentally handicapped adult and daughters caring for a parent with dementia.
(19) Stress continence depends upon three factors: proximal urethral support, vesical neck closure, and urethral contractility.
(20) Twenty-four group I patients had the sartorius muscle used to cover the vascular graft at reoperation while 28 group II patients had a standard closure.