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the staggers

Any state in which one loses equilibrium and becomes unsteady on one's feet. At the top of the mountain I could see that Janet was getting the staggers from the altitude, so I told her to sit down and have a rest. It wasn't until about 12 o'clock or so that the hangover really hit me, and I got a case of the staggers something fierce.
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staggers

1. n. liquor. She poured herself a huge glass of staggers and mumbled something about cough medicine.
2. and the staggers n. drunkenness; the delirium tremens. (Always with the in this sense.) He seems to have a little touch of the staggers.
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32) that documents key aspects of the dramatic turnaround and stabilization that has occurred since the enactment of the Staggers Act.
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Our guardedly optimistic forecast for the railroads under the provisions of the Staggers Act turned out to be quite an understatement.
In fact, political pressure for new regulation currently seems at the greatest level since the Staggers Act was passed.
The incidence of staggers varies widely, both between seasons and locations.
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With respect to stagger and percent fill, the new scale-up rules state that the same rate of mixing can be expected in different size screws at similar staggers and percent fill.
This rule works well for mixing sections, but does not address partially filled channels or the NITSE screw stagger issue.
7) at the University of Maryland shows that screw stagger and partially filled channels are important parameters in polymer mixing as well as the factors mentioned previously.