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fold

1. in. to fail; to close. I was afraid my business would fold because of the recession.
2. in. to collapse from drinking. Dave had just one more drink, and then he folded.
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The visitors' first attack came in the 18th minute when a corner from Daniel French was met by Liam Foldes and hisheader was cleared off the line by Mark Branch.
It was signed by Claudio Abbado, Claudio Arrau, Daniel Barenboim, Clifford Curzon, Dean Dixon, Rudolf Firkusny, Marius Flothuis, Andor Foldes, Wolfgang Fortner, Pierre Fournier, Carlo-Maria Giulini, Friedrich Gulda, Bernard Haitink, Eugene Jochum, Paul Kletzki, Dr.
Strickland won 5-3 but yesterday, despite the first two losses, Williams hit back with a victory over Hungarian Vilmos Foldes by 5-2.
1 factor in getting my pin," said Foldes, who qualified with a group of three other people.
* Peter Foldes's Hunger, the first NFB animated film to use computer techniques, wins a Special Jury Prize for animation at Cannes.
That's what teacher Nick Foldes is doing by moving from NatWest to Alliance & Leicester.
145 They wander at wil, and stray at pleasure, And to theyr foldes yead at their owne leasure.
Maydes and gentlewomen give to their favorites, as tokens of their love, little handkerchiefs of about three or four inches square wrought round about, and with a button or tassel at each corner, and a little one in the middle, with silke and threed; the best edged with a small gold, lace, or twist, which being doubled up in foure crosse foldes, so as the middle might be seen, gentlemen and others did usually weare them in their hatts as favors of their loves and mistresses.
Patient behaviors that incur costs in staff stress, time, or labor risk negative exchange, including ridicule (Foner 1994; Gubrium 1975), delay (Shield 1988), manhandling, forced discharge, physical or chemical restraint (Gubrium 1975), and other forms of verbal and physical abuse (Baltes, Burgess, and Stewart, cited in Hofland 1988; Foldes 1990; Kayser-Jones 1981; Pillemer and Moore 1989; Schnelle, Simmons, and Ory 1992).
Enter Matilda, in morning vaile, reading on a booke, at whose comming he starteth, and sitteth vpright: as she passeth by, hee smiles, and foldes his armes, as hee did embrace her .
Increased urinary zinc excretion has been reported in osteoporotic patients by Foldes et al.
The Arrow-Lind theorem has also been shown to fail when the good in question is a pure public good (Fisher 1973), when the returns from many projects are perfectly correlated (James 1975), and when benefits are taxed (Foldes and Rees 1977).
In order to reduce this long interval between the administration of relaxant to optimal intubation conditions, several anaesthesiologists have recommended administration of sub-paralysing dose of the non-depolariser a few minutes before giving a large calculated dose for smooth tracheal intubation (Gergis SD; Hutton P; Foldes FF, Schwartz S, Mehta MP).