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oh ver bur duhn

  • n  the surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits
  • n  an excessive burden
  • v  burden with too much work or responsibility
  • v  load with excessive weight

  • You agree that you shall not use the Web Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of .
  • I didn't know about operating such a plant, but they told us anyone who could operate an electric shovel, move 30 or 40 feet of overburden to get an 18-inch seam of coal, and .
  • Don't overburden your soil with petroleum-based fertilizers so you can yield copious bushels of corn that will be factory-processed into syrup for soft drinks.
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  • Merkel's conservatives say Turkey would overburden EU
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have rejected Turkish membership in the European Union in their German election program, saying the country would "overburden" the bloc because of its size and economy. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), have long opposed Turkey joining the 27-nation bloc, but haven't ...
    June 18, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • County OKs deal to pursue funds
    JOHNSTOWN - Fulton County supervisors recently approved a contract with two law firms to pursue recovery of past Medicaid "overburden" reimbursement payments the state has owed the county for years.
    June 17, 2013 - The Leader-Herald
  • Village to discuss rental regulations Monday night
    Greenport Village board members hold a discussion on a potential law that would set rental regulations for residential properties. The proposal aims at eliminating illegal apartments within residential homes, which the the board believes encourages deterioration of the Village’s housing stock – leading to blight, excessive traffic, parking problems, an overburden on municipal services and [...]
    June 17, 2013 - The Suffolk Times

  • Barack Obama in Inquirer.net
    The rates of illness continue to rise rapidly within many communities across the nation, and the potential exists for the pandemic to overburden health care resources in some localities,Obama said in a statement.
  • Benita Ferrero-Waldner in guardian.co.uk
    Climate change is best viewed as a threat multiplier which exacerbates existing trends, tensions and instability,Solana and Ferrero-Waldner say. "The core challenge is that climate change threatens to overburden states and regions which...
  • Terry Francona in USA Today
    The quickest way to get a team off track is to overburden your bullpen,Francona said. "Hansen has been throwing the ball great and there is also flexibility. We just try to make the best use of our roster in these difficult times where...

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