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1. A float tool used in plastering, either wood or metal, about 4 in. (10 cm) wide and about 42 in. (approx. 1 m) long, with two handles; used to float or level the plaster base coat prior to application of the finish coat, or to level the plaster finish coat before floating or troweling.
2. A hand-manipulated straightedge usually 3 to 8 ft (1 to 2.5 m) long, used in the early-stage leveling operations of concrete finishing to supplement floating.
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Don't worry - the Slickers promise to have minimal involvement on the soccer side.
The NYCity Slickers is an eight-piece, high-energy, progressive bluegrass band that combines the wailing tight harmonies and talents of three gorgeous gal singers with the hard-driving sound of five musically gifted guys on banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, and accordion," says Chadwick.
Around 60 employees from Hammonds, Barclays, Wragge and Co, Tyndallwoods, Deloitte and other companies grabbed a 'City Slickers Sleepout 2008' mug and laid down their sleeping bags at Printing House Street at 7pm.
Organisers of more than 1,000 projects took part and awards were made in the categories wackiest project, transformation, city slickers, animal madness, and the green welly award for the best rural project.
11) ``City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold''
The Court of Appeal said that Hipwell, who used the City Slickers column in the Daily Mirror to ramp shares in a "tip, buy and sell" scam that netted him nearly pounds 41,000, was guilty of "extremely serious" dishonest conduct which "affected the integrity of the market".
THE Press Complaints Commission (PCC) investigated allegations that The Mirror newspaper had committed numerous breaches of Clause 14 of the Code of Practice in connection with its City Slickers column between May 1998 and January 2000.
Gest's best columns are collected here, in City slickers.
Paymer has also appeared in "Unforgettable," "City Slickers," "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold," "Crazy People," "No Way Out," "Irreconcilable Differences," "Perfect," "Best Defense," "Heart and Souls," "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and "Carpool.
My claim to fame is being on deck watch from 8pm until midnight with Spike Jones and his City Slickers and talking to and sharing photos of our families, including photos of my girlfriend Nellie, who became my wife.
The ranch, just off Sierra Highway, has been home to Inner City Slickers, a program similar to Carousel's but geared to inner-city youngsters.
THE Mirror newspaper's City Slickers columnists Anil Bhoyrul and James Hipwell have left the company following "disciplinary procedures," publishing group Trinity Mirror said.