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a haul

1. Unlawfully obtained goods. The burglars took off with quite a haul—all of my jewelry is missing.
2. A large number of things purchased or obtained. Alexis came home from the mall with quite a haul. I didn't know one person needed so many sweaters!
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haul

1. n. the proceeds from a theft; loot. (Underworld.) The cops thought they must have got a pretty good haul.
2. n. the proceeds from any activity: a performance, a fishing trip, a collection of goods or money for charity, etc. They surveyed the haul of cans and packages and decided they had done a pretty fair job.
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The act of hauling out does indeed make seals more vulnerable," says John Harwood, head of the Sea Mammal Research Unit in Cambridge, England.
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Perna currently serves residential, commercial and municipal customers with septage hauling services, bulk liquid waste disposal, maintenance and field work.
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Last year, our company ventured into the septage hauling business, which is a natural extension of our expertise in regulated wastewater treatment and disposal operations," said Aqua America Chairman Nicholas DeBenedictis.
The acquired assets include nearly 50 waste hauling vehicles, as well as customer lists, office equipment and customer contracts.
The Bureau of Sanitation is reviewing proposals from five companies for hauling Los Angeles' residential trash outside the city limits, beginning in 2006.
Community Recycling and Resource Recovery: Sun Valley company would likely handle trash only from the San Fernando Valley, collecting trash at its existing transfer station before hauling it to a remote landfill.
Santa Monica company would likely handle trash only from the Westside, collecting it at its existing Santa Monica transfer station before hauling it to a remote landfill.
A five-person panel of experts on volume-based trash hauling will convene in Washington.
It's a pretty efficient way to get information out across the country on an issue,'' said Wendy Pratt, a senior policy analyst with Global Futures, an environmental research group that is promoting volume-based trash hauling.
Thousand Oaks officials are particularly interested in volume-based trash hauling because that's the method the city intends to switch to, Watts said.