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  • n  any improvised arrangement for temporary use

  • It was a strange, new lash-up in foreign affairs, a combination of economizers who don't care much about foreign aid and others who, caring a lot, mistrust the whole .
  • Only he knew that it was crammed with an ingenious time-bomb lash-upan alarm clock, a bundle of dry cells, a packet of matches and a folded rubber inner tube filled with .
  • Its radar system included many "lash-up" sites, so called because the radar was literally lashed to the tops of telephone poles.

  • John Negroponte in USA Today
    Negroponte praised Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff for helping the "lash-up between domestic and foreign" intelligence, which the 9/11 Commission called a major contributor to lapses before 9/11.
  • Charles Duelfer in Bloomberg
    The Survey Group "undertook a sizeable effort to track down and prevent any lash-up between foreign terrorists or anti- coalition forces and either existing chemical weapons stocks or experts able to produce such weapons indigenously," Duelfer said.

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