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  • n  drought-tolerant herb grown for forage and for its seed which yield a gum used as a thickening agent or sizing material

  • His cooking shelves look like a pharmacy, filled with bottles of powder: guar gum, calcium lactate, sodium alginate.
  • Last week the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Georgia house violated Bond's First Amendment guar antee of freedom of speech by refusing to grant him his seat.
  • FDA approves the continued use of such lump-preventing stabilizers as gelatin, locust-bean gum, sodium alginate, guar-seed gum and extract of Irish peat moss.
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  • Report: Mavericks sign second-round pick Ledo to guaranteed deal
    A number of second round picks from the last draft are going to get contracts, but the vast majority of those are make good deals — none (or very little) of the contract is guaranteed. You have to make the roster to get paid. Ricky Ledo of the Dallas Mavericks is the exception. He has…
    July 25, 2013 - NBC Sports: ProBasketballTalk

  • Michael Pollan in Newsday
    (Pollan writes in "In Defense of Food": "Fats in things like sour cream and yogurt could now be replaced with hydrogenated oils or guar gum or carrageenan. ...... As long as the new fake foods were engineered to be nutritionally equivalent to...

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