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  • n  an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    a fold in the napkin
  • n  a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
  • n  a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
  • n  a group of sheep or goats
  • n  a folded part (as in skin or muscle)
  • n  a pen for sheep
  • n  the act of folding
    he gave the napkins a double fold
  • v  bend or lay so that one part covers the other
    fold up the newspaper
  • v  incorporate a food ingredient into a mixture by repeatedly turning it over without stirring or beating
  • v  cease to operate or cause to cease operating
  • v  confine in a fold, like sheep
  • v  become folded or folded up
    The bed folds in a jiffy

  • But marriage is down 30% since 1970, with the number of unmarried couples living together up 10-fold since 1960.
  • Lots of commentary about the Congressional Democrats "folding" on important issues the past few days.
  • Now he's tackling the hottest folding problem of the day: finding the rules that govern how protein molecules twist into the complex shapes that are key to their biological function.
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  • Andy Roddick in CNN
    I took his best stuff for five sets and I thought I was going to get him to break or to fold,said Roddick, who berated the umpire, cracked his racket and fired a personal best 42 aces. "I thought if I kept it on him long enough that that...
  • Hamid Karzai in Washington Post
    UNITED NATIONS -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday his government is working very hard on peace talks with the Taliban that would bring the insurgents and their supporters "back to the fold."
  • Chris Mullin in USA Today
    We are pleased to have Kelenna back in the fold,said Chris Mullin, the Warriors' top basketball executive. "He's a young and talented player who has continued to improve during his two seasons with our team. His versatility, athleticism...

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