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billet-doux

A love letter. John was so enamored with the new girl in his class that he wrote a billet-doux and slipped it into her locker after school.

volte-face

A complete change of opinion or belief. The phrase comes from the Italian term voltafaccia. Everyone was surprised when the candidate made a complete volte-face on her stance on taxes.
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The major proportion is supplied in billet form - where it is used by aluminium extruders to manufacture construction, kitchen, industrial and automotive profiles; as well as scaffolding tubing, HVAC and automobile applications, and heat exchangers.
2) P [right arrow] Q: an officer with a Navy-funded master's level education completes a subsequent tour of 18 or more consecutive months in a coded billet in the same subspecialty area (e.
Industry sources claim that the import of steel products including steel billets steel bars and wire rods have registered over 118-percent growth in one year (2013-14) from 80000 tons to 175000 tons while consignments of around 100000 tons are on the way to Pakistan posing a serious threat to the indigenous industry.
He pointed out that "the company will pay fees for the licence amendments, which did not previously include steel billet production.
The green-field aluminum continuous casting facility is designed to produce aluminum log and billet in 8,10, 12, 14, and 18-inch diameters with lengths up to 300 inches.
The country's production capacity for billet and steel bars are enough to meet the domestic requirement , but the capacity could not be fully utilized because of weak competitiveness, inefficiency for being too old.
The last of our billets was in an isolated farm house which had no running water, no electric and the toilet was a chemical one.
Traders quoted Black Sea free-on-board (fob) billet at around $550-560 a tonne, up from $530-550 a tonne last week.
Tunisia's only steel billet producer SociEatEa Tunisienne de Siderurgie (El Fouladh) increased its billet output by 25 percent year on year in the first half of this year, thanks to the commissioning its second electric arc furnace in early July 2009 with an annual production capacity of 100,000 metric tons, SteelOrbis and ArabSteel report
Parker) Billet, 82, 187 Chapman Place, died on Saturday, July 17th in UMass Memorial Healthcare in Worcester.
The export price of CIS's billet manufacturers to Iran has hiked steadily since January, MetalBiz reported.
The cast iron radiators were all broken by the frost, although this should never have happened, especially not in a camp of Royal Engineers, with myself a billet orderly and no one giving me any authority to drain the radiators which would have preserved them.
the electron beam heaters and the billet chamber are separated in relation to the melting chamber.
Program levels change to reflect the current environment associated with each billet.