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stahy fuhl

  • n  joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
  • v  conceal or hide
  • v  smother or suppress
  • v  impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
  • v  be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

  • Whatever the reason, you decide to stifle that yawn and push through the night.
  • One country and one form of music aren't enough to contain them or stifle their passion.
  • Rebel Seriously Funny Comedian Beppe Grillo may be banned from TV, but He hasnt let that stifle his unique political humor.
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  • 4 Questions To Identify Your Innovation Killers
    Rules can get in the way of the goal. If someone messes up, should they get fired? Your average manager's pat answer is always "yes, it sets a 'what not to do' example for the rest." An exceptional leader would answer "it depends." My colleague Ken Perlman offers a clear example of why punishing failures is the fastest way to stifle innovation in your organization.
    June 17, 2013 - Forbes
  • RiverDogs fall to Augusta, 2-1, in final game of first half
    Three Augusta pitchers combined to strike out 10 and stifle Charleston’s offense in a 2-1 win over the RiverDogs in South Atlantic League baseball Sunday at Riley Park.
    June 17, 2013 - The Post and Courier
  • Center School kids get award, but not their teacher
    In strong voice, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn read out a human services award at a Thursday night ceremony, and proclaimed “Center School Community Day” honoring students, faculty and parents at the small arts-intensive high school housed in the old armory at Seattle Center. But the Seattle Public Schools bureaucracy is moving to stifle the Center School program that McGinn and the Seattle Human ...
    June 14, 2013 -

  • Anthony Kennedy in International Herald Tribune
    Were it otherwise,Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the opinion, "patents might stifle, rather than promote, the progress of useful arts."
  • Joe Maddon in CNN
    Withdrawing the ...... report is a shift in philosophy and the clearest way to let everyone know that the Antitrust Division will be aggressively pursuing cases where monopolists try to use their dominance in the marketplace to stifle competition... Christine Varney Computerworld May 11, 2009 94704 125875 stifle Listen, it happens," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "When you're facing very good pitching at this time of the year, they can stifle you even with nobody out. We can do the same thing to them."

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