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underpinnings

n. the legs. He has good underpinnings—ought to be able to run faster. With underpinnings like that, he ought to be able to win the marathon.
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Underpinning involves increasing the depth or width of a building's foundation by removing the soil beneath or to the side of the foundation, and replacing it with foundation material.
Chapter Titles: Creating and formulating flavours; The basic chemistry and process conditions underpinning reaction flavour production; Biotechnological flavour generation; Plant-derived natural sources of flavours; flavour encapsulation using polymer-based delivery systems; Delivery of flavours from food matrices; Modelling flavour release; Instrumental methods of analysis; Sensory methods of flavour analysis; Flavour legislation
The pounds 1million bill is made up of pounds 835,430 for the cost plus interest of the underpinning works carried out in 1992-93, together with an estimated pounds 200,000 legal costs.
RICS spokesman Jeremy Leaf said: "Although it is clear that house prices are now rising, it continues to be the lack of supply that is underpinning the recovery in most parts of the country.
Research supports that self-awareness is a necessary underpinning of both self-management and social awareness.
Avonforce subsequently proceeded to excavate the basement without any temporary supports, believing that the underpinning had provided enough protection.
The research underpinning this paper sought to examine the issue of primary-secondary transfer and to consider aspects of it through the `voices' of Australian students.
The NAIRU is an empirical generalization with little theoretical underpinning that can naturally be expected to change over time.
The investigation follows a successful claim against the council by the owners of another home in Staines Close for structural damage caused by a tree on adjacent council land, which led to the need for underpinning to the property.
However, the characterization of the molecular mechanisms underpinning cooperative behaviour has been mainly restricted to highly evolved social organisms that are study models in their field: e.
But a spokesman for Mrs Miller's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said that she continues to believe that statutory underpinning is not necessary to achieve the principles for regulation set out by Lord Justice Leveson.
The draft bank rating methodology outlines the principles and analytical criteria underpinning A.
5 m, total approximately 1700 m, TrEngerverbau with shotcrete approximately 230 mA, underpinning with DSV about 120 mA, with underpinning anchored shotcrete under stock approx 140m2 section Weiser excavation about 400 mA , excavation pit about 6,500 mA, soil classes 3-7, drainage,Structural work under and in stock incl.
With greater home ownership and a larger elderly population underpinning the growth, UK market leader Wyevale should benefit.
Growth in incoming tourism, the high priority given to holidays by German consumers and a recovery in business travel were cited as the main factors underpinning the robustness of the market.