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sho dee

  • n  reclaimed wool fiber
  • s  cheap and shoddy
  • s  of inferior workmanship and materials
  • s  designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    shoddy business practices

  • One of the greatest dangers of a "building boom," apart from the loss of invested capital always involved, is the rickety and shoddy type of construction erected.
  • Just as "Made in Japan" went from being a mark of shoddy workmanship to a symbol of refined art and fashion, "Made in China" is also morphing into something with more panache and .
  • After Katrina, a series of investigations ripped the Corps for building flimsy floodwalls in soggy soils, based on wildly flawed analysesand shoddy engineering was only one way .
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  • Patrick Swayze in Arizona Republic
    They're reporting that I'm on my last legs and saying goodbye to my tearful family! . . . It's upsetting that the shoddy and reckless reporting from these publications cast a negative shadow on the positive and good fight I'm fighting,Swayze...
  • Sir Alex Ferguson in
    Ferguson said: "In our best performances this season we have defended very well, but the defending tonight was shoddy. The first goal didn't help. It gave them the opportunity to keep possession. We didn't plan to lose a goal early and we didn't...
  • Sharon Hom in AFP
    Instead of investigating and pursuing accountability for shoddy and dangerous school buildings, the authorities are resorting to (labour camps) to silence and lock up concerned citizens like teacher Liu Shaokun,said Sharon Hom, head of the...

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