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b ray suhz

  • n  an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
  • n  a support that steadies or strengthens something else
  • n  two items of the same kind
  • n  a set of two similar things considered as a unit
  • n  either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
  • n  a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
  • n  elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
  • n  an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
  • n  a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
  • n  a structural member used to stiffen a framework
  • v  prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
  • v  support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
  • v  support by bracing
  • v  cause to be alert and energetic

  • Metal leg braces are all too familiar to the victims of such disorders as muscular dystrophy or polio.
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  • San Francisco Transit Workers Go on Strike
    San Francisco Bay Area braces for traffic snarls as transit worker strike gets under way        
    July 1, 2013 - ABC News
  • 57,000 DTE customers still without power because of storms
    The number of people still without power from Thursday's storms continues to drop even as the Detroit metro area braces for another round of rough weather this afternoon.
    July 1, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
  • Retired Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler speaks out at Madison church against bullying
    LeRoy Butler might have played for the Green Bay Packers for 11 years, but being a professional athlete was a long shot for him. Born with club feet, he required braces from an early age to correct the condition. "I remember being in a wheelchair and not being able to run and jump like the other kids," Butler said Sunday during a modestly attended speech at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in ...
    July 1, 2013 - Isthmus

  • Larry King in Financial Times
    With this chapter closing, I'm looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it's time to hang up my nightly suspenders [braces],Mr King said in a memo to employees on Tuesday night US time.
  • Max Starks in International Herald Tribune
    A sprained knee is a relative term, especially with the braces they have now, the technology,Starks said. "He might not be able to move as fast but, knowing Hines, I can't see him not playing. Maybe if somebody had a big tear, but to have...
  • Jeff Fisher in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    As Florida braces for what will likely be a staggering blow to its economy, with significant impacts to our state's work force and the revenues of the state and local governments, it is essential that BP establish immediately a dedicated escrow... Bill McCollum The Northwest Florida Daily News Jun 11, 2010 12196 16709 brachial Chris had a brachial plexis injury and lost feeling in his hand and didn't return to the game," said Fisher. "That feeling has started to come back. We are also going to do some tests as far as that is concerned. It is very typical in that...

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