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  • s  not limited in use or function

  • If you look at most history books, they'll tell you ENIAC (for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first true all-purpose electronic computer.
  • Clorox spent about $20 million to develop the products--all-purpose, dilutable, bathroom, toilet-bowl and glass-and-surface cleaners.
  • Seeded answers with mentions of "George Bush" whenever he could, which his campaign considers an automatic, all-purpose trump card.
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  • Public weighs in on Evesham school board member controversy
    EVESHAM—The 100 or so residents who packed the all-purpose room at Marlton Elementary School had much to say following the board of education’s decision during a special meeting on June 5 to hire a special counsel to investigate inappropriate comments allegedly made by a board member at the May 23 board meeting (Click here for related story).
    June 11, 2013 - Medford Central Record
  • Breaking the Waves
    Free Radio Santa Cruz celebrates 18 years of subversive programming Though the term “free radio” comes to us from the Summer of Love—a time when some folks splashed the word “free” on their nouns like an all-purpose verbal condiment—you can rest assured that the name Free Radio Santa Cruz (FRSC) is no mere tip of the hat to the psychedelic era. For the past 18 years, the colorful characters at ...
    June 11, 2013 - Good Times
  • All-purpose tool
    All-purpose tool
    June 5, 2013 - Pasadena Weekly

  • Jim Kelly in San Jose Mercury News
    Without a doubt he is the best all-purpose back in the history of the NFL,Kelly said. "The big reason I made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was because No. 34 was behind me. . . . He needs to join the elite because Thurman Thomas...
  • Barry Trotz in International Herald Tribune
    Scotty is an all-purpose guy for us,Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "He's strong on the draw, he's a top penalty killer and he's one of the leaders. We're going to miss him, but we've missed a lot of players over the last year or so. We...
  • Simon Reynolds in International Herald Tribune
    It's sort of an all-purpose expression of feeling like a bit of an outcast,Reynolds said. "It kind of gives a grandeur to everyone's woes."

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