year ring

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annual ring, growth ring

A layer of wood produced during one year of a tree’s growth.
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Dubai -- Before the New Year rings in, the world's largest airport retailer Dubai Duty Free expects sales to clock in at $1.
You've been hitting it off, but due to cah-razy schedules, your budding romance will be going on temporary hiatus once the final bell of the school year rings.
The company's claim that its Super Fold Ladder is the most technically advanced offering of the year rings true with us.
Bob Day of Municipal Light & Power warns that there will be power outages across Anchorage when the new year rings in at the turn of the century.
Our annual survey reveals the business perspective of some of the world's most successful small business owners, and the outlook for this year rings with a tone of optimism in the face of economic hardship," said Dave Galbenski, Chairman of the Global Board of Directors for the Entrepreneurs' Organization.
Martin, from Blackhall Mill, has been monitoring goshawks at Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland for decades and every year rings chicks to keep tabs on their welfare.