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cast a pall on (something)

To cause a happy occasion to be sad or somber. The headmaster's sudden death really cast a pall on graduation.
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cast a pall over (something)

To cause a happy occasion to be sad or somber. The headmaster's sudden death really cast a pall over graduation.
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cast a pall upon, to

To spread gloom. A pall was a cloth or cloak thrown over a coffin. By the eighteenth century the term had been transferred to spiritual darkness (“By this dark Pall thrown o’er the silent world,” Edward Young, Night Thoughts, 1742).
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Pall received offers from various developers and agreed to a sale to one of them, but that buyer wavered before the transaction closed.
"We know we need more top quality office accommodation in Liverpool to attract blue chip companies and Pall Mall is in the perfect location as a natural expansion to our commercial district.
Pall wrote, "higher frequency electromagnetic fields from 5G technologies on the horizon pose even greater biological concern than those to which we are exposed today."
Director Tom Anwyl, who heads up the firm's Contracts Division, said: "We're very excited to be involved in the first class project at Pall Mall in Liverpool.
"Pall's growing local presence strengthens our capabilities to deliver highly engineered process solutions, applications expertise and local technical support to a broader range of companies in the Middle East region," says Hussein Barazi, managing director, Pall Middle East & Africa.
Pall will participate in research relating to filtration, separations, and purification technologies in areas such as water treatment and alternative fuels.
Pall opened its regional headquarters in Dubai in October of 2010.
Pall has said that the new office, at Al Khobar, will have a customer support team on-site, as well as an engineering facility to help serve customers partnering with the firm within the region.
In 1954, Pall was cast to introduce the weekly romance movie broadcast by KABC-TV.
"Pall is thrilled to be involved in this high-profile project," said Hussein Barazi, director, Pall Middle East.
The Total Fluid Management solution to be employed by Pall will provide maximum equipment and process protection, thereby reducing the overall cost of ownership.
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL), Port Washington, N.Y., has reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2010.
DEFENDING Pall Mall champion Drink Up Zorro, who moved off at the first bend into trouble in Thursday's opening round heats of the Pall Mall at Oxford, has sustained a recurrence of his previous gracilis muscle problem and has been retired, writes Jim Cremin.
Pall Mall Exchange will be unveiled at Mipim (March International des Professionals d'Immobilier) at Cannes, in the French Riviera.
Pall Aria microfiltration systems, long recognized for their use in purifying municipal water sources, have gained a solid place in food plants as a means of providing consistent and high water quality regardless of the source, upstream treatment, plant demand or season.