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hell or high water, come

Also, in spite of hell or high water . No matter what difficulty or obstacle, as in I'm going to finish this week, come hell or high water. This colloquial expression, alluding to the destructive forces of hellfire or flood, was first recorded in 1915 but is thought to be older.
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The fact that the lands might be submerged for six to nine months of an average year was answered by the assertion that high water which occurred during the six-month rainy season was merely an "annual rise" which should be eliminated from the determination of ordinary high water.
But high water remained along the interstate in many locations, and ODOT spokesman Jared Castle urged motorists to drive with caution: Avoid cruise control, drive with two hands, don't pump anti-lock brakes, and if motorists hit standing water, they should take their foot off the gas and make no sudden turns.
Based on current conditions, we anticipate that the high water and flooding conditions on the entire Mississippi River System, including the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in the Morgan City area, will continue to improve and by July most of the waterways should return to normal levels.
In anticipation of these high water levels on the levees between Natchez and Baton Rouge, and high water crests at Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has opened the Bonnet Carre Spillway south of Baton Rouge and indicated the Morganza Spillway located north of Baton Rouge may also be opened.
High Water Women also announced their upcoming Casino Night benefit, which will take place at Sotheby's headquarters in New York City on January 28, 2008.
Toyocat F83 and F94 are recommended for CFC-reduced rigid pour-in-place insulations to increase flow and lower k-factor in high water formulations.
The initial estimate was based on the assumption that areas where the water table is low--such as the urbanized valleys in and around Los Angeles--would suffer less shaking than areas with high water tables.
State and federal flood agencies, working with local reservoir operators and flood officials, have developed an action plan for expected San Joaquin Valley high water conditions this weekend.
23 /PRNewswire/ -- High Water Women, an organization founded in 2005 by senior female executives in the financial industry and focusing on philanthropy and volunteerism, began the New Year by raising $800,000 at its second annual Casino Night, surpassing last year's total.
Among them, high water temperatures that raise a trout's metabolism, the bright sunny days that cause fish to feel exposed, and simply: ``Trout have spent May, June and July gorging on salmon flies, caddis, etc.
Two polyether polyols said to have low viscosity and high water compatibility, for use in both boardstock and spray foam, will be introduced by Polioles, S.
The combination of high water levels and storm-generated wave action has already caused considerable flooding, erosion and damage to homes, docks and other shoreline structures.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- High Water Women, a philanthropic and volunteerism organization founded in 2005 by senior female executives in the financial services industry, recently hosted a half-day symposium on microfinance.
Officials closed Sepulveda Dam because of high water, a motorist in Malibu died in a rain-related traffic collision and rescue crews prepared for the worst as the first storm of the 21st century landed.
If your vehicle was driven in high water, do not restart it as this could cause more damage.