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rahy zer

  • n  a person who rises (especially from bed)
    he's usually a late riser
  • n  a vertical pipe in a building
  • n  structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step

  • MSNBC's "Morning Joe": Early-riser Clinton talked about tearing up Monday, touted experience as the main difference with Obama, while Obama lowered expectations, said he's "very calm .
  • The guest lists are too long, and every aunt or uncle that you don't even see at Christmas tends to want access to sit on the drum riser or something.
  • He stepped to a podium on a riser and spoke for 2 minutes.
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  • Tony Hayward in Reuters
    We have cleared the riser from the top of the wellhead and the team is working to complete the cleanup operation before we put the cap on top of the well,Hayward said, speaking to reporters at BP'S US headquarters in Houston.
  • Barack Obama in ABC News (blog)
    The next steps, Obama wrote, are to direct BP "to launch a new procedure whereby the riser pipe will be cut and a containment structure fitted over the leak."
  • Gil Brandt in Opelika Auburn News
    He's the fastest riser on the board, I believe,NFL.com's Gil Brandt told USA Today. "A lot of people have been working him out and come away feeling he's better than they thought."

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