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1. Mountaineering any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
2. (in medieval Europe; in England after 1066) a feudal payment made to the king or any lord by his vassals, usually on certain occasions such as the marriage of a daughter or the knighting of an eldest son

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Meanwhile, the so-called Aid industry states that Africa needs $20bn to survive the credit crunch.
THE Government yesterday faced demands to further aid industry expansion plans as 60 new research jobs were confirmed.
In a Cato Institute policy briefing last fall, Dichter, the author of Despite Good Intentions: Why Development Assistance to the Third World Has Failed, also noted: "Whereas a large corporation cannot lose money forever without facing some consequences, the aid industry has gone on for 60 years with hardly anything to show for the two trillion dollars it has spent (something it does not really bother to deny), and yet it is still very much in business.
Primarily to aid industry and enhance its competitiveness, Congress mandated in 1993 that the Department of Defense (DoD) establish an office of technology transition.
The leading lights of the development aid industry, he reports, don't know much about economic growth.
Indeed, one of the main problems with a sloppy concept like 'governance' , once it comes to be embedded in the title of a donor-funded research programme, is that academic specialists either find themselves in the business of 'deconstructing' it, and thus contributing to the cycles of linguistic fashion by which the aid industry is constantly inventing new labels for that ultimate 'obstacle to development' which explains its own failures and frustrations, or else ad opting the more pragmatic course of translating it into terms like 'law and order', which have a more enduring resonance with ordinary human beings.
This two-part series takes a critical look at the international emergency aid industry and explores whether well-intentioned aid operations like Band Aid have inadvertently caused more suffering than they have alleviated because the agencies were used by unscrupulous governments.
The Chancellor's call for unions to help boost productivity was attacked as 'half baked' yesterday as union officials spelled out alternative plans to aid industry.
SPI's Council for Solid Waste Solutions and the National Food Processors Association will jointy develop guidelines to aid industry in establishing the safety and regulatory compliance of recycled plastics in food packaging.
In particular, the improving construction market will aid industry demand and bolster revenue growth.
Fintech CEO Scott Riley said, I believe this strategic partnership demonstrates a mutual commitment to providing the beverage alcohol community enhanced data and services that will assist in the creation of a 100 percent electronically-paying customer base, which will in turn aid industry growth and streamline efficiency for both distributors and their retailers .