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  • n  a prominent supporter
  • n  a central cohesive source of support and stability
  • n  the forestay that braces the mainmast

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  • Corrections had long been a mainstay in Fremont County; the high desert valley was already home to more than half a dozen prisons.
  • Although films featuring women in their teens and 20s are the mainstay of the industry, a trend toward "mature women" has become evident over the past five years.
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  • Peter Mandelson in BusinessWeek
    The automotive sector is of key importance to the UK,said Business Secretary Lord Mandelson. "It supports research and development, technological innovation, skills and a supply chain that's a mainstay of the wider manufacturing sector."
  • Clinton Portis in Washington Post
    It's going to be difficult,Portis said. "We lost two offensive linemen, we shuffled two offensive linemen, now we lose Chris Cooley. The only mainstay from our opening day roster that's on that line is [center] Casey Rabach and [left...
  • Joe Biden in The Guardian
    And it's hard for them to leave their families when they don't have somebody to take care of them. It's a vicious cycle that's affecting women, particularly in a part of the country like this, where mining is the mainstay; traditionally, women have... John McCain Spartanburg Herald Journal (subscription) Apr 23, 2008 60557 80850 mainstream At the start of the primary campaign Biden called him the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean".

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