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cookie-cutter

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a cookie-cutter building or plan is exactly similar to many others of the same type (always before noun) The architects were determined that it wouldn't be just another cookie-cutter mall. Management too often uses a cookie-cutter approach to solving problems.
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Widder's discussion of the cookie-cutter shark's dark patch is scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of Environmental Biology of Fishes.
While no major acquisitions are in the works right now, you can bet that the next time Ashland goes shopping, it won't come back with cookie-cutter art.
For a long time, we resisted providing cookie-cutter templates to our customers," explained Ajay Goel, President of JangoMail.
Award-winning, Brooklyn-based architect for Greenbelt, Gregory Merryweather, said, "Greenbelt is a departure from the dull brick facades and usually cookie-cutter interiors of 90% of the new development in Brooklyn.
Kennedy's a lesbian, but not the cookie-cutter hard-left lesbian typical of Sacramento and personified by bossy legislators Jackie Goldberg and Carol Migden.
Unlike the bulk of today's equally revered circuit DJs, who have a tendency to create one seamless mix after another with cookie-cutter tracks, Levan prided himself on playing a variety of sounds.
They put learning and community above a national football championship, offer more than cookie-cutter majors, and favor small-group learning over teaching assistants and 300-student lecture halls.
Stone Ridge at Fairfield is the first residential development in Connecticut to break away from the traditional, cookie-cutter condominium design and combine incredible craftsmanship with amenities, conveniences and comforts normally reserved for some of the finest residences around the world.
Rather than taking the purist approach of those "gayer than gay" collections that feature little more than cookie-cutter hi-NRG, Ru mixes things up to far greater effect.
It is important that municipalities and ISPs understand that no two networks are the same, and that applying a cookie-cutter approach to citywide Wi-Fi will result in a mismatch between expectations and what is actually delivered.
Stores are cookie-cutter in design and can be profitable in six to nine months.
In addition, charter schools are built to serve the particular needs of students and the communities, and aren't cookie-cutter institutions imposed upon a neighborhood by a monster bureaucracy.
View: the Black Mountains, Lake Mohave, the Colorado River and pristine desert landscape -- what more could a Boomer want to get away from the city and cookie-cutter suburbs?
They have shunned the typical cookie-cutter, boxy design you see everywhere for something that is dramatic and exciting, with surprising angles and efficient space.