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  • s  not airtight

  • In Britain, complains his biographer, people "still waste their fuel in open fireplaces and draughty rooms, oblivious of Rumford's advice .
  • Labrador (see map) is a vast and draughty triangle nearly three times the size of Newfoundland.
  • The grave delegates to the League of Nations Assembly emerged from their hotels in Geneva last week and took their seats in the draughty Secretariat building for the League's .
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  • Gaerne Vega shoes review
    The Vega is noticeably slender in appearance, and the fit is fairly narrow too, although there’s a reasonable amount of room in the toe box.  The upper is the usual mix of synthetic leather and mesh, although the broad tongue means a lot of the mesh is effectively a double layer, so they’re not too draughty. There’s no shortage of protection from rocks, with armoured sections around the toe and ...
    June 13, 2013 - BikeRadar

  • Simon McBurney in guardian.co.uk
    It was a draughty, dark Victorian semi-detached house which was full of strange ghosts and had no central heating,says McBurney, "the kind of place nobody wanted in the 50s at all. Everyone else lived in modern houses."
  • Clive Gillinson in guardian.co.uk
    It is vital. Music education needs to be a special experience,says Gillinson. "We used to have to hire out draughty old church halls, terrible spaces with no facilities. In St Luke's every aspect of the experience becomes a thrill for...

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