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  • n  a thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices

  • NASA is guessing the largest bit was a piece of pliable plastic used as a tile shim, which could have dropped off the shuttle during a test firing of the shuttle's maneuvering .
  • But its "Modest Proposal" is delivered in a form that is remarkably modest itself its 56 pages are barely thick enough to shim a coffee table, let alone support an entire .
  • Her husband ordered a steak sent up to her room, and after she put it away she bounced up and taught a visitor how to do the shuffle and the shim-sham.

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