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  • n  (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
  • n  a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn
    staple fibers vary widely in length
  • n  material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
  • n  a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables
  • n  paper fastener consisting of a short length of U-shaped wire that can fasten papers together
  • v  secure or fasten with a staple or staples
    staple the papers together
  • s  necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities
    wheat is a staple crop

  • Today, millions of transistors, each costing far less than a staple, can be etched on wafers of silicon.
  • Even singing, the national pastime and TV staple, seems reserved for an interchangeable lineup of warbling coquettes, husky crooners and jolly fellows in brass stars and epaulets .
  • The house specialty is that sublime Sri Lankan staple, the hoppera wafer-thin, bowl-shaped pancake with a crisp surround and soft spongy center.
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  • AG Lafley in International Herald Tribune
    Virtually everything we sell is not discretionary; it's a staple,Lafley said in a conference call. "You have to go to the bathroom. You have to get up in the morning and brush your teeth. You've got to shower. You've got to shave .........
  • LaDainian Tomlinson in USA Today
    It kind of got us going,Tomlinson said. "It was something we needed and it was a big play for us. It was a staple of our offense. It's been around for years, old power. It was perfectly blocked and was just a great job of execution."

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