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hatches, matches, and despatches

dated A phrase once used to refer to the sections of newspapers that discussed births ("hatches"), weddings ("matches)", and deaths ("despatches," a variant spelling of "dispatches"). No, those two did get married—I saw it in the hatches, matches, and despatches.
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hatches, matches, and despatches

the births, marriages, and deaths columns in a newspaper. humorous, dated
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Despatch riders normally work a 40 to 50 hour week.
Beyond meeting the most demanding operational requirements, the Despatch SD Oven features an optional Allen-Bradley[R] programmable control system that monitors operations relative to control limits and can communicate with external data-processing equipment.
Domestic cement despatches in the North fell by 6pc in the period from 16.455m tonnes in July-Dec 2017 to 15.475m tonnes in July-Dec 2018.
Total cement despatches reached to 19.253 million tons in the first five months of this fiscal.
They despatched 7.151 million tons of cement during this period that was 4.94 percent less than the despatches of 7.523 million tons during the same period last year.
He said the manufacturers were not worried when the domestic cement despatches grew by a little over 4 percent in July 2018.
If viewed month wise, despatches in June 2018 were the lowest in 12 months.
In September, industry despatched 3.8m tonnes against 3.2m tonnes last year.
The industry despatched 45.893 million tonnes of cement in 2017-18 against 40.315 million tonnes despatched in 2016-17.
Total cement despatches in March 2018 was 4.652 million tons the highest ever in history of cement industry.
KARACHI -- Cement sector has witnessed a sales boom for the last four years, more so this fiscal as total despatches reached 22.
ISLAMABAD -- Cement sector has witnessed a sales boom for the last four years, more so this fiscal year as total despatches reached 22.243 million tonnes in July-December 2017 against 19.806 million tonnes during the corresponding period of last fiscal.
Of the 10.348 million tonnes, the North Zone despatched 7.522 million tonnes locally, up 23 percent than corresponding quarter of last year.
KARACHI -- The cement industry has posted a growth of 11.26 percent in local despatches during the first four months of current fiscal year compared with local despatches during same period of last fiscal year.