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on an irregular basis

Not very often and/or in an inconsistent, irregular manner. The general manager drops into the restaurant on a pretty irregular basis, so the members of staff tend to be pretty laid back here.
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High Shear Granulator systems produce an irregular granule with medium densities.
Moreover, the site was saddled with a split zoning that divided the property down the middle, resulting in an irregular and inefficient massing for development.
Among a new range of fittings, Foscarini present these three new models; Big Bang, an irregular and apparently random intersection of planes, available in white or two colour combinations (designed by Enrico Franzolini and Vicente Garcia Jimenez); Caboche, a contemporary chandelier that incorporates almost two hundred polymethylmethacrylate balls that multiply the brightness (designed by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto); and Uto, a silicon rubber floor, ceiling or hook lamp that can be positioned freely as one wishes (designed by Lagranja Design).
The canvas is an irregular oval shape, rather like an eye, with an ovoid hole at its center.
This is due, in part, to the continued need for contraception, but even more commonly, for the irregular cycles and the un-predictable and heavy bleeding many women experience during perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause).
Further, we consider bishops of our church who participate in any irregular ordinations to the episcopate to be in violation of their ordination vows to conform to the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Episcopal Church and to guard our church's faith, unity and discipline as well as its constitutions and canons," the resolution states.
Results for the 125 women with irregular uteri were compared with results from microwave endometrial ablation in 535 women with regular uteri.
Vibra-Spout, a new scrap charge feeder discharge spout design by General Kinematics, Barrington, Illinois, helps to relieve bridging of long or irregular commingled materials and reduce spillage at the furnace crucible during scrap loading.
The ceramics' handmade touch is achieved by using slightly irregular soft shapes and layering colors to yield a frescoed effect.
The first group of apertures includes irregular holes formed by the columnar streams from the first set of orifices and the second group of apertures has irregular holes formed by the columnar streams from a second set of smaller orif ices.
More frequent pregnancy tests may be needed if you have an irregular menstrual period, vaginal bleeding, or if you miss a period.
The court also dismissed the taxpayer's argument that because the payments were irregular and in differing amounts, such payments were not wages.