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ad-lib

1. adjective Of or characterized by an impromptu fashion, with little or no preparation beforehand. Jazz improv is always a bit ad-lib by design; you can't plan what you might play!
2. adverb Done in an impromptu or free-hand fashion, with little or no preparation beforehand. His comedy is always so unique; I hear he does the whole thing ad-lib.
3. noun Something, usually performative in nature, that is done with little or no preparation beforehand. His speech this morning felt like it was a bit of an ad-lib. I don't think he prepared any notes ahead of time.
4. verb To say, do, or perform something in an impromptu fashion, with little or no preparation beforehand. I had forgotten to rehearse my lines for the audition, so I just decided to ad-lib the whole way through.
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John Ingleby of Moldgreen Lib made breaks of 47 and 26 while Mathew Peaker of Brockholes BC had breaks of 47, 46 and 45.
Figure 1 depicts the ArrayTrack comprising three integrated components: a) MicroarrayDB, b) TOOL, and c) LIB.
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Jack Dyson of Meltham Lib A and Peter Stanyer of New Mill A both recorded breaks of 37, while Ingleby, of course, easily surpassed those numbers.
The closest contest was in Westerhope, where Labour's Brian Hunter beat Lib Dem Neil Hamilton by 185 votes.
Will Lockwood of Lepton Lib B had a 31 as did Kevin Ellis of Broad Oak BC A, but Ellis had a further 25 as well, both Graham Ineson of Crosland Moor Con C and Austin Roddy of Lepton Lib B made a 32 break.
Newcastle East: Byker (3 Lab), Dene (3 Lib Dem), North Heaton (3 Lib Dem), North Jesmond (3 Lib Dem), Ouseburn (3 Lib Dem), South Heaton (2 Lib Dem, 1 Lab), South Jesmond (3 Lib Dem), Walker (3 Lab) and Walkergate (3 Lib Dem).
CURRENT STATE OF PLAY: Con 18, Lab 15, Lib Dem 10, Ind 4 and one vacancy (total 48)
West Bromwich East: Con 2960, Lab 3679, Lib Dem 1348.
Matthew Peaker of Brockholes BC had breaks of 43, 39, 29, 27 and 26, while Jeremy Ford of Moldgreen Lib weighed in with a fine 46.
The of Marsh Lib C cueman topped the half century mark against Adrian Graham of Meltham Lib A.
Current state of the parties: Con 36, Lab 17, Lib Dem 6, Ind 1
Likely outcome: With boundary changes and the anti-Iraq backlash favouring the Lib Dems, a change of control is now looking increasingly likely.
KEY: LivLab: Liverpool Labour; SocAll: Socialist Alliance; SocLab: Socialist Labour; Con: Conservative; Lib: Liberal; Gr: Greens; Lab: Labour; Lib Dem: Liberal Democrats; UKIP: UK Independence Party; BNP: British National Party
s Light Lib Magic Menus utility for Delphi is now available directly from Borland for $99.