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  • n  the first or highest in an ordering or series
    He wanted to be the first
  • n  the first element in a countable series
    the first of the month
  • n  the time at which something is supposed to begin
  • n  the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
  • n  an honours degree of the highest class
  • n  the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
  • a  preceding all others in time or space or degree
    the first house on the right
    the first day of spring
    his first political race
    her first baby
    the first time
    the first meetings of the new party
    the first phase of his training
  • s  indicating the beginning unit in a series
  • s  serving to set in motion
    his first (or maiden) speech in Congress
  • s  serving to begin
    the first verse
  • s  ranking above all others
    was first in her class
  • a  highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
    first soprano
    the first violin section
    played first horn
  • r  before anything else
    first we must consider the garter snake
  • r  the initial time
    when Felix first saw a garter snake
  • r  before another in time, space, or importance
    I was here first
    let's do this job first
  • r  prominently forward

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  • First Solar plans to sell 8.5M shares
    First Solar Inc. said Tuesday that it plans to sell 8.5 million shares of stock. The solar company said the underwriters of the sale will have the option to buy another 1.3 million shares to cover any ...
    June 11, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • First Solar Announces Public Offering of Common Stock
    First Solar, Inc. today announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 8,500,000 shares of its common stock. In addition, First Solar will grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,275,000 shares of common stock.
    June 11, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
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    June 11, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Bertrand Piccard in National
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  • Joe Barton in Weekly Volcano
    On June 17, Texas Congressman Joe Barton, the ranking Republican member of the House Energy Committee, had this to say to BP CEO Tony Hayward: "I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first...

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