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ri tay ner

  • n  a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
  • n  a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
  • n  a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment

  • As for Kilpatrick, he may want to keep his lawyer on retainer.
  • Ford executives insist that installing only a retainer plate would have assured driver safety.
  • And a lucrative retainer it is.
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  • Framingham approves 3-year $700K town counsel contract
    Selectmen on Tuesday reappointed Chris Petrini as town counsel, approving a new three-year contract that includes more than $700,000 in fixed retainer fees.
    June 12, 2013 - The MetroWest Daily News
  • Oakley Fast Jacket XL sunglasses – in brief review
    The Fast Jacket XL features a new quick-locking lens retainer that takes the stress out of lens changes – the flip-down metal hinge stopping the threat of accidental damage. Though as this model uses a Transitions photochromic lens, you’re not likely to use it that often. The high quality frame has a fixed nose bridge section, but the tacky nature of the contact points means they are both ...
    June 10, 2013 - BikeRadar
  • Linkage: Fighting an 18-Story Building; White Street Conversion Ahead
    · Today in preservation fights, an 18-story building at Sixth Avenue and Sullivan Street · What Manhattan's different neighborhoods want from their next mayor · Renovation/conversion of three White Street buildings begins in July · Retainer wall collapse evacuates...
    June 10, 2013 - Curbed New York

  • Barack Obama in The Age
    Senator Obama said on Thursday: "I haven't hired him (Johnson). He's not on retainer. I'm not paying him any money. He is a friend of mine. I know him."
  • Darrell Hair in
    In the letter, Hair asked for "a one-off payment to compensate for the loss of future earnings and retainer payments over the next four years, which I believe would have been the best years I have to offer ICC and world umpiring."
  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    The gist of it and the question we have to ask ourselves is if we sign the retainer contracts, are the players going to be better off. We are not going to be pressured by anybody into signing a retainer contract because we are the only team that... Dinanath Ramnarine Apr 18, 2006 83340 110867 retake And I don't want the next Republican president to be lonely," Bush said. "And that is why we got to take the House, retake the Senate, and make sure our states are governed by Republican governors."

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