Number Ten


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Number Ten

The address of the residence of the prime minister of the United Kingdom (10 Downing Street), used by extension to refer to the prime minister or the current UK government. Swift condemnation of the attack has come from Number Ten, with the prime minister vowing retribution. There are a huge number of people working at Number 10 who never receive the praise or scorn that is often directed solely at the prime minister.
See also: number, ten
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The number ten added a penalty in stoppage time at the end of the first half and then converted again on the whistle.
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The Australian-born number ten offered early reassurance, confidently slotting over a fourth-minute drop goal before finding touch within 10 yards of the French line from deep inside his own half.
Our picture from September 1979 was taken aboard the tugboat Skelton Cross as its 36-year-old skipper Peter Anderson manoeuvred his tug to nudge the merchant ship Fossum into position at Number Ten quay at Middlesbrough Dock in a tricky two hour operation.
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The distinction lies in the quantity that exists in the number ten, but which the number nine is lacking in.
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There is one chapter in this section, number ten, that I would like to single out because Zuckert suggests in it that he will consider an intriguing question: that is, "How did the Americans of the revolutionary moment understand natural rights, and what role did those rights play in the revolution they made?
Williams, who is in his third year as player-coach, is a perfect example to any up and coming number ten, while the evergreen Steve Evans also scored a rare try to complete a happy day for the boys from Maes Gwyn.
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but as far as I am concerned I am just concentrating on playing at number ten.
The Powers Behind the Prime Minister: The Hidden Influence of Number Ten.
The most famous of the Federalist Papers, James Madison's Number Ten (one of the overall effects of Wills' book, by the way, is to glorify Madison and reduce the more anti-government Thomas Jefferson) is, Wills argues, really an eloquent case against the devolution of government power to the states.
Danger in Dinosaur Valley (just released in February 1999) is number ten in the series, but you don't have to read them in order - each one is a cool mystery on its own.