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every dark cloud has a silver lining

It is possible for something good to come out of a bad situation. (A silver lining on a cloud is an indication that the sun is behind it.) I know you're upset about not getting the lead in the school play, but just keep in mind that every dark cloud has a silver lining—you'll get lots of experience as the understudy! When I'm going through a hard time, I try to remind myself that every dark cloud has a silver lining.
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every silver lining has a cloud

A good situation can be followed by something bad or negative. A reversal of the more common phrase "every cloud has a silver lining." I wouldn't get too excited, if I were you—every silver lining has a cloud, after all.
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Every cloud has a silver lining.

Prov. You can derive some benefit from every bad thing that happens to you. (You can also refer to the silver lining of a particular cloud, the benefit you can derive from a particular misfortune.) I'm sorry your business is going badly, but don't despair. Every cloud has a silver lining. When Mary's friends visited her in the hospital, they tried to cheer her up, but Mary never could find the silver lining in the cloud of her illness.
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Every cloud has a silver lining.

something that you say which means that there is something good even in an unpleasant situation As the trip's been cancelled I'll be able to go to the match this Saturday. Every cloud has a silver lining.
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silver lining

An element of hope or a redeeming quality in an otherwise bad situation, as in The rally had a disappointing turnout, but the silver lining was that those who came pledged a great deal of money . This metaphoric term is a shortening of Every cloud has a silver lining, in turn derived from John Milton's Comus (1634): "A sable cloud turns forth its silver lining on the night."
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Adidas offers a full line of women's wear, including bra tops, shorts, and mini shorts of cotton/spandex with CoolMax/Lycra linings.
The lining wear profile, which resembled an elephant's foot, suggested that whatever causes the wear is selective to the lower part of the furnace.
This article will look at the possible causes of coreless induction furnace lining wear, and explain why melting ductile iron will cause a more aggressive reduction of the silica lining than when melting gray iron.
In addition to providing support for the existing Great Plains installation, SCG will be working with Rhino Linings to develop and deploy additional strategic MBS solutions.
Rhino Linings is working with SCG in planning several projects that will include:
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A lining life of 2 weeks was unacceptable for the melt department, especially after the crew learned that the foundry was about to begin pouring 6 days/week.
The brand's new SM FF/6098 GG semi-metallic combination block is a high-performance lining rated to 23,000 pounds under the FMVSS 121 brake standard.
This new material helps ensure superior lining life and drum compatibility.
Proper furnace maintenance is the key to maintaining the integrity of the furnace lining and thus, preventing a runout.
This new silhouette is made with full-grain leather, and includes a moisture wicking fabric lining and a cushioned sock and padded collar.
Thus, the subjects of why the saturation network forms, how the saturation network moves through the lining, and what can be done to keep the saturation network from contracting the bushing joint insulator are important ones to address.
To cure this problem, foundries must minimizes the thermal shock conditions a silica refractory experiences by optimizing the cooldown and heatup of the refractory lining.
As with all refractory applications, the channel furnace operator must continually work with the refractory and furnace suppliers for optimum lining design configurations.
With the castable lining, we couldn't hotpatch repairs," said Dan Keyes, Madison-Kipp's refractory specialist, who is responsible for all refractory maintenance.