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be cast in cement

To be firmly or permanently established; to be unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's cast in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cast, cement

be set in cement

To be firmly or permanently established; to be unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's set in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

set in cement

Firmly or permanently established; not subject to change; unalterable. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's set in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

set (something) in cement

To establish something firmly or permanently; to make something unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until Congress sets it in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

cement (something) on (something)

To use glue or another strong adhesive substance to fasten two things together. We need to cement this piece back on the vase before mom gets home and discovers it's broken!
See also: cement, on

cement (something) together

To use glue or another strong adhesive substance to fasten two or more things together. We need to cement the handle together before mom gets home and discovers that the vase is broken!
See also: cement, together

cement something on(to) something

 and cement something on
to fasten something onto something with glue or household cement. Cement this handle back onto the cup. Now, cement on the other handle. I will cement it on for you.
See also: cement, on

cement something together

to fasten something together with glue or household cement. Use this stuff to cement the vase together. Will you cement these parts together?
See also: cement, together

in cement

Firmly settled or determined; unalterable. For example, Their policy on taxes was set in cement despite opposition. For a synonym, see cast in stone.
See also: cement

cement city

n. a cemetery. I’m too young to end up in cement city.
See also: cement, city

in cement

Firmly settled or determined; unalterable: The administration's position on taxes was set in cement despite the unfavorable public response.
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Meanwhile, the Saudi cement companies imported 1,925,000 tons of clinker in the first nine months of 2013 compared to 399,000 tons in the same period last year, or an increase of 382.
Historic and forecast market values for the concrete and cement market and its categories (cement clinker, factory-made mortars, portland cement, refractory cements, mortars & concretes, other hydraulic cements, ready-mixed concrete and prefabricated structural components) for the period 2007 through to 2016
He went on to say that Saudi cement is sold at near-double prices in Yemen, pointing out that the 50-kg cement sack that is sold for SR 25 (YR 15,00) is sold in Yemen for YR 2,300 (SR 38).
The Ministry of Finance will likely levy anti-dumping taxes on cement from China in the beginning of October, when domestic producers will immediately raise prices to enhance gross profit margins.
Monteiro reports that when initial cracks occur, the exposed cement reacts with water around it, creating chemical products that "heal" the cracks.
With domestic cement production running at full capacity last year, the U.
28, Sierra Club and Earthjustice filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to have the EPA issue regulations to reduce air pollution from cement kilns.
To prepare a sample cement paste for viewing in the microtomography unit at the ESRF, the appropriate masses of cement (typically 50 g) and water were added to a small plastic beaker.
The resulting defect was filled with hydroxyapatite cement.
Taiheiyo Cement has run a distribution terminal jointly with a Philippine partner since 1998.
The Mexican company, the third-largest cement producer in the world, runs operations in Indonesia as well as in the Philippines and Singapore.
This is the dirty secret of the American environmental scene," says Jim Schermbeck, coordinator of Texas's Safe Cement Alliance (SCA).
One of the few industries that existed in Pakistan before partition of the subcontinent was the Cement Industry, the annual production, being about 300,000 tons (1947).
If the STCC companies agreed to suspend the anti-dumping duty, Mexican cement could reach Gulf Coast and border states in days, keeping construction projects on track, avoiding unnecessary delays and possible layoffs.
Near perfect adaptation of the cement to the tissue surfaces in a defect, and a gradual resorption followed by new bone formation are some of the other distinctive advantages of this biomaterial.