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Localized buckling or shattering of rigid pavement caused by excessive longitudinal pressure.
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There is even a display of metal lamps, wall-brackets and such, set against a huge blow-up of a clearly relevant interior, but photographed at the time, naturally, in black and white.
Afghan shop windows suddenly displayed blow-ups of Indian actresses, who often pose for cheerful cheesecake pinup shots.
The "accountability" I had in mind was a combination of (a) business press coverage that might, if appropriate, apportion blame for these blow-ups rather tan ascribing it wholly to the CEO and (b) shareholder discontent with the business judgment and stewardship of the acquirer's board.
Having been stung more times than most by money-related matters, from credit card blow-ups to bait-and-switch tactics in the auto care group, Sears chose a money guy who would keep the books straight.
Closer analysis of faulty sections can be achieved by viewing blow-ups of specific areas.
The darker side of this bull market has been a rash of embarrassing blow-ups at one-time Wall Street darlings after accountants apparently failed to catch bookkeeping fraud and abuse.
Most blow-ups happen because we've simply reacted too soon to the situation.
In the depths of that forested muck, islands appear and disappear overnight, whooshed away by gaseous blow-ups of peat patches on the swamp bottom.
It also addresses a variety of common problems, such as how to handle arguments and major blow-ups, how to nurture long-distance friendships, and how to cope with drifting apart.
10 works over photo blow-ups of root systems in a two-part collage in which the lines have been exposed to become bone-white strands.
Great photos will last you for years -- and you can use them in blow-ups for you camp fair booths, in ads, in albums, in slide shows.
However, Gilberto's insistence on perfection--his demands for two microphones, additional musicians, and repeated takes--led to several blow-ups at the studio, including one with Jobim.