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a rift in the lute

A small problem or flaw in something that jeopardizes the whole. I hope this bit of rust isn't a rift in the lute and doesn't end up damaging the whole paint job.
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1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I can’t keep getting riffed every night like this.
2. and rift mod. fired; released from employment. (From rif, “reduction in force.” A dismissal not for cause, but simply to reduce the number of workers.) Most of the sales force was rift last week.
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I like," retorted Michel Ardan, "to explain what you savants cannot explain; at least my hypotheses has the advantage of indicating why these rifts disappear, or seem to disappear, at certain seasons.
As well as looking into smartphone support, Iribe has said he would like to drive down the price of the Rift as far as possible, potentially (http://www.
This middle volume discusses such topics as models for the evolution of passive margins, the Gulf of Suez rift basin, Lake Baikal, the development of the passive margin of eastern North America, and sedimentary basics of the late Mesozoic extensional domain of China and Mongolia.
Rift has already made a good faith payment of US$100,000 to ADX.
With the average claim for each worker about PS2500, RIFT have helped more than 1000 people claim back more than PS2million.
Starting in April 2008, given the proximity of Comoros and Mayotte and considering the risk for introducing RVFV by illegal animal movements, active laboratory-based surveillance for Rift Valley fever was implemented among susceptible ruminants in Mayotte.
There's also an open rift between Chow and Kiffin, which became public during an Orange Bowl practice when the two quarreled in front of the team.
The reappearance of banded iron is more likely related to episodes of continental rifting in the Neoproterozoic and deposition in enclosed or restricted rift basins close to hydrothermal vents along incipient mid-ocean ridges.
The teenage star has rubbished rumours of a parental rift.
Rift Valley fever was first documented in the 1930s in the area of Kenya from which it takes its name.
The Rift team is an incredibly passionate and dedicated group of talented professionals in every discipline, and the results show in every aspect of bringing the game to market.
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Summary: Rift Eid, the Arab Democratic Party politburo chief, denied Wednesday reports that his father, Ali Eid, had fled to Syria after an arrest warrant was issued for him.
11 ( ANI ): Taking the notion of virtual reality (VR) forward and giving gaming and entertainment a new definition altogether, Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' has been reportedly officially chosen as the best of CES technology in 2014.
6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rift Valley Equity Partners, LLC ("Rift Valley"), a private investment firm based in New York, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Arlington Machine and Tool Company ("Arlington" or the "Company") through affiliated entity Arlington Precision Components, LLC.