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a rift in the lute

A small problem or flaw in something that jeopardizes the whole. I hope this bit of rust isn't a rift in the lute and doesn't end up damaging the whole paint job.
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1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I can’t keep getting riffed every night like this.
2. and rift mod. fired; released from employment. (From rif, “reduction in force.” A dismissal not for cause, but simply to reduce the number of workers.) Most of the sales force was rift last week.
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The youth group terms Ruto the only Rift Valley kingpin and says all residents must therefore back him.
This means that friends using Vive and Rift headsets will be able to hang out together in VR on Facebook Spaces.
Professor Adrian Luckman of Swansea University College of Science, head of Project Midas, said: "While the previous rift tip has not advanced, a new branch of the rift has been initiated.
If you are looking to pick up a PC along with the Oculus Rift, then bundles that include an Oculus-ready PC and a Rift will be available for pre-orders in February, starting at $1499 (Rs.
The launch of the Rift headset coincides with the beginning
Rift Valley's acquisition of Arlington was facilitated through its private investment fund.
White Oak is available in rotary cut, plain sliced, quartered, rift and false rift.
Because RIFT knows exactly what you can claim for you may even end up with a few extra grand in your pocket, handy just after Christmas.
ClickPress, Sat Nov 22 2014] Today at 11AM PST, Pyroclastic Entertainment Inc has launched a Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaign for their game called Ashen Rift.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezayee said the Western and Zionist intelligence services and media are trying to create a rift between the Shiites and Sunnis to change Muslims' war on Zionists to an infighting among Islamic sects.
Summary: Arab Democratic Party leader Ali Eid and his son, politburo chief Rift, are residing at a maximum security compound in Damascus, close to Bashar Assad's presidential palace in the neighborhood of Mohajrin, The Daily Star has learned.
The study conducted by geoscientists from the University of Sydney and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, emphasizes the importance of rift orientation relative to extension direction as key factor deciding whether an ocean basin opens or an aborted rift basin forms in the continental interior.
I'm currently living with my family in my brother's house, which is also near the land rift," he said.
Tax refund experts RIFT are urging workers to get in touch - and they could recover enough cash to give their family a treat or pay for a summer holiday.
And one of the UK's leading tax refund specialists, RIFT, who've reclaimed PS52 million for 22,000 construction workers nationwide, are hoping to help local workers get money they're owed to enjoy a bumper summer.