(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.) Concreted earthy or mineral matter; also, any particular mass of such matter; as, a house built of stone; the boy threw a stone; pebbles are rounded stones.
(n.) A precious stone; a gem.
(n.) Something made of stone. Specifically: -
(n.) The glass of a mirror; a mirror.
(n.) A monument to the dead; a gravestone.
(n.) A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus.
(n.) One of the testes; a testicle.
(n.) The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach. See Illust. of Endocarp.
(n.) A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed.
(n.) Fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone.
(n.) A stand or table with a smooth, flat top of stone, commonly marble, on which to arrange the pages of a book, newspaper, etc., before printing; -- called also imposing stone.
(n.) To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.
(n.) To make like stone; to harden.
(n.) To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.
(n.) To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.
(n.) To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.
(1) Among its signatories were Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky and Danny Glover.
(2) Follow-up studies using radiological methods show worse results (recurrent stones in II: 21.2%, in I: 5.8%, stenosis of EST in II: 6.1%, in I: 3.1%): Late results of EST because of papillary stenosis are still worse compared to those of choledocholithiasis.
(3) Other serious complications were reservoir perforation during catheterisation in 3 and development of stones in the reservoir in 2 patients.
(4) In conclusion, 1) etiology of urinary tract stone in all recurrent stone formers and in all patients with multiple stones must be pursued, and 2) all stones either removed or passed must be subjected to infrared spectrometry.
(5) Predisposition to pancreatitis relates to duct size rather than stone size per se.
(6) Three of these patients, who had a solitary stone could successfully be treated by ESWL as monotherapy.
(7) In cholesterol stones and cholesterolosis specimens, relatively strong muscle strips had similar responses to 10(-6) M cholecystokinin-8 in normal calcium (2.5 mM) and in the absence of extracellular calcium.
(8) No significant complications were related to ESWL and 90% of those followed up after successful ESWL proved stone-free at 6 weeks.
(9) The addition of alcohol to the drinking-water resulted in the formation of stones rich in pigment.
(10) One biliary stone showed cholesterol with spherical bodies of calcium carbonate and pigment.
(11) Israel has complained in recent weeks of an increase in stone throwing and molotov cocktail attacks on West Bank roads and in areas adjoining mainly Palestinian areas of Jerusalem, where an elderly motorist died after crashing his car during an alleged stoning attack.
(12) The first problem facing Calderdale is sheep-rustling Happy Valley – filmed around Hebden Bridge, with its beautiful stone houses straight off the pages of the Guardian’s Lets Move To – may be filled with rolling hills and verdant pastures, but the reality of rural issues are harsh.
(13) The minimal advantage in rapidity of stone dissolution offered by tham E over tham is more than offset by the considerably increased potential for toxic side effects.
(14) The Broken King by Philip Womack Photograph: Troika Books The Sword in the Stone begins with Wart on a "quest" to find a tutor.
(15) It is no longer necessary for the kidney to be free of stones at the end of the operation.
(16) So let's be clear: children taking this drug, which is administered orally, do not get stoned.
(17) Patients with unilateral renal stone(s) with at least 1 diameter between 7 and 25 mm.
(18) Whether they affect ureteral motility in vivo or whether they can counteract ureteral spasm associated with ureteral stones have not been established.
(19) Recurrent stones are usually "silent," and we do not usually treat asymptomatic stones.
(20) Forty impressions were poured with the disinfectant dental stone and a similar number were poured with a comparable, nondisinfectant stone.