quarter-hour :

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  • n  a quarter of an hour

  • This is the last quarter-hour.
  • It starts with a quarter-hour of straight news.
  • His recommendation: a clock-dial light with a rotating hand swinging from a green section at the top to a yellow caution light at the quarter-hour position, to a red section at .
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  • Amin Gemayel in Sydney Morning Herald
    This is how Lebanese politics works,said former president Amin Gemayel. "At the last quarter-hour, everybody realises that the bargaining time is up, and they would put all the papers on the table and agree on a compromise that would save...
  • Danny Collins in Sunderland Echo
    Collins added: "We can take credit from it and we've shown we can compete with the top teams. Take away the opening quarter-hour and there wasn't much in it yesterday, but we need to be right at these teams from the very start. We've got a couple of...

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