abortive


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abortive

[ə′bȯrd·iv]
(biology)
Imperfectly formed or developed.
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Failing that, Ray Egan should consider putting it up in his garden as an epitaph to his abortive attempt to become mayor.
KARBALA / Aswat al-Iraq: The Bar Association in southern Iraq's holy city of Karbala have demanded protection after an abortive assassination attempt against its Chairman, Qais al-Amiry, on Monday night, an Association media spokesman said.
Micky Fenton probably sat too far off the pace in the early stages and then made a huge mid-race move (reminiscent of Jamie Spencer's abortive effort on Powerscourt all those years ago), during which Dunhoy was forced to race five horses wide.
Hitler was imprisoned in Landsberg after the Nazi's abortive bid to seize power in 1923 in the notorious "beer hall putsch" coup attempt in Munich.
Camilla, now fully recovered from her abortive stint in the I'm A Celebrity camp, is tying the knot this summer with Kevin who plays Jake Dean in the C4 soap.
But many estate agents maintain that Labour's idea to end the waste of abortive home sales has so far done little to speed things up, or ensure fewer chains of buyers collapse before sales go through.
Jimmy Carter, a former US president, has said that Washington knew about an abortive coup against Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, in 2002, and that it may even have taken part.
A draft legislative programme is expected to be published within weeks as Mr Brown tries to refocus on policy in the wake of the expenses scandal, disastrous election results and the abortive backbench coup.
A spokesman for the agents said: "The building is back on the market due to abortive negotiations - and with a reduced price.
The Dalai Lama, who fled to India in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Communist rule, told Britain's ITV network in January that during the Games, Tibet supporters should protest peacefully in China against Beijing's rule.
The Work and Pensions Secretary attempted to blame his high-pressure job for distracting from the proper running of his abortive bid.
Three years ago, Big Geordie was dismantled and sold for scrap following abortive attempts to sell it.