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  • n  a portion of something (especially money)

  • New York's Sarah Lawrence College fell from the highly coveted top-50 tranche of liberal-arts institutions to a no-man's-land of 18 unranked schools few readers are likely to have .
  • The highest tranche bond gets paid its dividends based on the first loan payments that come in the door.
  • A tranche of wild sea bass with green-pea-and-rocket emulsion and mousserons des prs mushrooms sounds more like a three-star Michelin meal than a cookery-class assignment.
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  • Mitch McConnell in International Herald Tribune
    We need to go straight at the housing problem,McConnell said Friday at the National Press Club, "and if the second tranche of TARP is not enough, that is another potential candidate for the stimulus."
  • Wayne Swan in Ninemsn
    What happened was that those cuts were delivered as you know, and the second tranche went to super which you guys claim the credit for,Mr Swan said. "You can't claim the credit for super then turn around and say we broke our promise."
  • Chew Choon Seng in International Herald Tribune
    We are very pleased today to reach agreement with Airbus for a second tranche of A380s. We are looking forward now to delivery in October and commencing services very soon after,Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Chew Choon Seng said at a...

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