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  • v. Present participle of mothball.


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  • Tata said the mothballing was a result of "continuing poor UK steel demand" amid a deteriorating European economic outlook, and was not connected to the effects on primary steelmaking of UK or EU environmental legislation.

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  • The mothballing is a result of continuing poor UK steel demand amid a deteriorating European economic outlook.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • "We have to make sure the mothballing is a success so we can come back on if a buyer comes in to take over."

    Evening Standard - Home

  • The study will explore a variety of possible endpoints, ranging from complete deconstruction and restoration of the site to its natural state to securely 'mothballing' the facility.

    NASA Watch: Space Science News: September 2007 Archives

  • I'm sure they haven't looked into "mothballing" the building -- even if you don't have an immediate use for a historic building or the means to do an immediate renovation, you can spend considerably less money to secure a building and prevent deterioration until you're ready to do something with it.

    BatesLine: November 2005 Archives

  • School building push to go ahead even on those earmarked for 'mothballing' QUEENSLAND will press ahead with controversial building works on schools that could close despite the Federal | Top Stories

  • It is the latest step to prevent university bosses "mothballing" the Ambleside site as they look to make urgent savings of £8m-£10m by the summer.

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  • It includes urgent moves to save £8m-£10m, including the controversial 'mothballing' of the Ambleside campus and the relocation of its undergraduate students to Carlisle and Lancaster that could instantly save £2m.

    News round-up

  • The "mothballing" of this engine would also require the engine from the more distant outlying station (that currently relocates to Fire Headquarters) to respond to the fire scene as the second due engine.

    Garden City News

  • According to discussion at some of the budget study sessions, current cuts to the fire department budget will, at times, result in "mothballing" the engine that would normally respond from Fire Headquarters.

    Garden City News


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