(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?
(n.) One who loses.
(1) A good chunk of the Trump base consists of people who consider themselves to be losers from four decades of political and economic orthodoxy.
(2) Instead he stood there as the only prime minister in the room – and the one great loser was the man who wasn’t there.
(3) These differences in hormonal responses to the fight are attributed to the more aggressive behavior displayed by the victorious opponents (winners) over their defeated competitors (losers).
(4) The victims of violence in 2007-08 are the losers."
(5) Our economic system has always required winners and losers.
(6) While the loser of an election is sometimes viewed as the leader of the out-of-power party, Clinton, at 69, is not positioned to make a third run for the White House and no longer sits atop a money-filled political organization.
(7) Longitudinal analyses including (a) comparisons of risk factor changes in subjects grouped as fitness "losers", "stable", "small gain", and "large gain", and (b) multiple regression analyses of relationships between fitness change and risk factor changes showed that fitness change was largely unrelated to risk factor changes.
(8) While this one will not go down as a comparable game-changer, it will at least change the growing perception of Romney as a loser, even if only temporarily.
(9) Toronto Cheapest for salmon Pricey for almost everything else Canada's biggest city came out the surprise loser in our survey, with our basket of goods costing 40% more in Toronto than in Berlin.
(10) The big symbolic loser is the Times, down 14.2% year on year: it has dropped back below 500,000, and is heading for the sort of sale it used to command before its long, expensive price war with the Telegraph.
(11) The biggest loser could be the state-owned oil company Rosneft, which bought Yukos assets in auctions when the latter's stock was almost worthless.
(12) Data indicated that the winners more nearly approximated their predicted weight than did the losers.
(13) Early on Sunday morning, Malcolm Turnbull looked out to the Australian electorate and expressed his own profound alienation from the lived experiences of the losers of globalisation – the people who had flocked to Nick Xenophon and Pauline Hanson and to Labor on the basis that the ALP had climbed down partially from the neoliberal pedestal constructed by Bob Hawke and Paul Keating.
(14) Many commentators considered the suggestion merely foolish, but computer hackers issued death threats against her and her children, which she promptly posted on Twitter, along with the defiant message: "Get stuffed, losers.
(15) Only last month the Financial Conduct Authority issued a report in which it said millions of older people were getting a poor deal from Britain's multibillion-pound annuity market, with the biggest losers those with the least money put aside for their retirement.
(16) We will take care of each individual customer who is affected.” VW scandal: the winners and losers, from carmakers to car owners Read more VW said overall sales were down 1.5% in Europe in October, but rose 6.8% in North America and were up 1.6% in China.
(17) One of the biggest losers are the estimated 12-20 million illegal immigrants living in the US, most of whom play an integral role in the economy, doing menial jobs that citizens do not want.
(18) The balance studies included not only urine and fecal loss but also skin, menstrual and hair losers.
(19) The most recent polling shows that backing the full replacement of Trident is not necessarily a vote winner, nor is opposing it necessarily a vote loser.
(20) The greatest loser is France, outcompeted by Germany within the eurozone, with poor growth prospects, large deficits, and its welfare system under strain.