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cement

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  • n  concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement
    they stood on the grey cement beside the pool
  • n  a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar
  • n  something that hardens to act as adhesive material
  • n  any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
  • n  a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
  • v  make fast as if with cement
    We cemented our friendship
  • v  cover or coat with cement
  • v  bind or join with or as if with cement

  • Few investors regarded the cement industry as profitableuntil recently.
  • The world's largest cement company, Lafarge has set itself a goal: by 2010, it will cut its net CO2 emissions for every ton of cement it produces to 20% below the 1990 level.
  • You think cement is just a building material? Here's a man who says it can be a smog buster too.
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  • Robert Mugabe in International Herald Tribune
    Every one of us is actually positive about the agreement, or the need to cement the agreement and make it work,Mugabe said.
  • Rick Hendrick in ESPN
    In Kasey, we saw an opportunity to cement a big piece of our future,said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. "He possesses incredible talent and a tremendous dedication to his craft, and we know he'll be a great fit within our...
  • Kevin Garnett in AFP
    I look forward to going home and playing,Garnett said. "It's going to be like coming into the amazon, into the jungle. The onus is on us. We've definitely got to win in game six and come out and set our feet in the cement, so to speak,...

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