from The Century Dictionary.
- Alive; not buried.
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But its underlying bedrock makes it expensive to bury vulnerable above-ground power lines.
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In those days, the postage-stamp lawns were manicured, and a Sears above-ground swimming pool was all it took to make you the most popular kid on the block.
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Instead, he pads out his account with clumsy attempts to equate those rogues with the above-ground financiers in their own day and ours.
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Government officials said the report did not materially alter their prior understanding of the spread and extent of contamination, previously estimated through aerial surveys and above-ground radiation monitoring.
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Montgomery County has more power lines above-ground than many of its neighbors, said Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey.
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James Torgersen , CEO of United Illuminating, said burying 3,000 miles of above-ground power lines would cost between $3 billion to $6 billion.
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So, when you are at the bottom of a deep deflationary hole and you cannot stay there … when you must get back to inflationary above-ground altitude … what do you do?
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"The J train is great," he said as he waited for one to pull up to a sunny above-ground platform at Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn.
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And perhaps most importantly, the state is more densely forested and populated than most, leaving its more than 20,000 miles of mostly above-ground power lines vulnerable to falling snow-laden trees.
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Courtesy of Octavian Backlit photography clearly shows ullage level and label quality "One of the great advantages of having an underground storage facility as opposed to an above-ground warehouse," says Mr. Greer, "is that a thief can't just take a large vehicle and smash their way in."
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