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gather

[′gath·ər]
(graphic arts)
In bookbinding, to arrange in sequence the folded sheets or signatures of a book.
(mining engineering)
To assemble loaded cars from several production points and deliver them to main haulage for transport to the surface or pit bottom.
To drive a heading through disturbed or faulty ground so as to meet the seam of coal at a convenient level or point on the opposite side.

fullness

A measure of the amount of gather of a drape or curtain covering an opening; expressed as a percent by which the total area of the drape exceeds the area of the opening. For example, 100% fullness indicates that the drape is 100% wider than the width of the opening.
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The recall campaign has registered at least 10 paid signature gatherers with the state, Angela Martin, a spokeswoman for the Oregon Democracy Fund, said Thursday.
To be sure, the signature gatherers ought not be misleading people to sign their petition.
During the time when wolves first began evolving into dogs, humans wandered Earth and lived as hunters and gatherers.
Serious concerns about foreign cockle gatherers working for gang masters in Wales will be aired in a TV documentary tonight.
The fact that this happens everywhere leads me to think that the taste for meat is probably an innate appetite, reflecting four million years of hunters and gatherers.
Already, the signature gatherers are out qualifying initiatives for November.
But they kept drawing on their own past experience as shepherds and gatherers to build in such protections of the earth and of their own long-term vision as the Shabbat, the Sabbatical Year, and the Jubilee, during which humans become gatherers again one-seventh of the time.
Many of the gatherers are people who have been on the fringes of the timber economy - high school students, women with young children, retirees.
The new Enterprise Sherman Extension is supported by long-term contracts with Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN), the largest producer in the Barnett Shale area, and significant indications of interest from leading producers and gatherers in the basin, as well as shippers on Enterprise's Texas intrastate pipeline system.
We expected some level of mixing between farmers and hunter-gatherers, given the archeological evidence for contact among those communities," said Michael Hofreiter, one of the study's co-authors, according to (http://university of potsdam hunter gatherers study) Phys.
Because no signature gathering volunteers were observed at those locations by Our Oregon investigators, the complaint argues that all store employees present are considered paid signature gatherers under Oregon election law.
The famed shellfish beds which have produced cockles since before Roman times have been closed more often than they have been open since 2001 - even though the licensed gatherers continue to argue there has been no threat to public health.