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uhn der be lee

  • n  lower side
  • n  the soft belly or underside of an animal's body
  • n  the quality of being weak or unprotected
    the soft underbelly of the Axis"- Winston Churchill

  • An hour later, the 747 made an emergency landing at San Francisco International airport, on wheels that were intact despite the damage to the jet's underbelly.
  • On the way he meets Sam, a hobo in search of a purpose, and together they explore America's underbelly of rural and urban poverty.
  • City folk disparage them as drunks and hookersthe disenfranchised underbelly of Taiwan.
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  • Over troubled bridges
    Major Missoula spans classified as structurally deficient by Jessica Mayrer On a recent sunny morning, swallows dart above the Clark Fork River alongside the rusty steel girders that crisscross the Madison Street bridge's underbelly. Looking up from beneath the span on the pedestrian walkway where two women jog, one sees that the 55-year-old Madison, with cement eroding along its edges, is ...
    June 13, 2013 - Missoula Independent

  • Wayne Brady in San Jose Mercury News
    It was a big deal,comedian Wayne Brady said of the mob drama, which ended its acclaimed six-season run in June. "We as a people are always interested by the underbelly of life."
  • Wendell Sailor in The Canberra Times
    Benny has said to us there's no guarantees,Sailor said. "We're concentrating on not having that soft underbelly. We had a training session at 6.30am after a couple of days off. We just came back and he said, 'guys, you know what I want, if...
  • John J. Murphy in Business Wire (press release)
    If SM (Slumdog Millionaire) projects India as [a] Third World dirty underbelly developing nation and causes pain and disgust among nationalists and patriots, let it be known that a murky underbelly exists and thrives even in the most developed... Amitabh Bachchan http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amitabh_Bachchan&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGjS8eQhoNMPMEOOznf1kQVYWZaAQ BBC News http://www.google.com/url?q=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7829985.stm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGgbZHzb5778Q6nYcSuH0GSiMXEdQ Jan 14, 2009 103988 137593 underbid I look forward to taking on the challenge of leading the Association at this pivotal time," Murphy said. "As the industry becomes more competitive, we must consistently outperform and underbid our non-union rivals in order to maintain our...

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