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boomer

Austral a large male kangaroo
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boomer

[′büm·ər]
(engineering)
A device used to tighten chains on pipe or other equipment loaded on a truck to make the cargo secure.
(mining engineering)
In placer mining, an automatic gate in a dam that holds the water until the reservoir is filled, then opens automatically and allows the escape of such a volume that the soil and upper gravel of the placer are washed away.
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Gen Xers and boomers love tried-and-true shopping methods.
Parenty finished with a pair of hits a run and an RBI as the Boomers totaled nine hits.
Critique: A unique and entertainingly riveting read from cover to cover, "Shooting the Breeze With Baby Boomer Stars!: Surprising Celebrity Conversations for the Retro Generation" is an extraordinary and highly recommended addition to community library collections.
The financial burden of the Great Depression, coupled with the many young men dying in World War Two, could explain the 100th of the end War One why World War One baby boomers experienced such high levels of childlessness.
a fifth One baby remained More than a fifth World War One baby boomers remained childless
Allianz Life acknowledged in a statement that 63% of Americans fear running out of money in retirement more than they fear death, but said its research showed that boomers were exhibiting a new optimism.
* 60 percent of baby boomers think they need less than $1 million in retirement, when in reality at least a quarter of a million will be needed for health care costs alone
While the economy has bounced back in recent years, many boomers have not.
Part of the reason for this is that the sweet spot for marketers has always been consumers in the 18- to 49-year-old range, and Baby Boomers--who range in age from 52 to 70--fall outside of that demographic, explains Anne-Marie Kovacs, principal and chief marketing officer at Boombox Networks, a Chicago-based marketing agency dedicated exclusively to Baby Boomers.
Charles Spilman knows that baby boomers constitute almost half the share certificate and mortgage business at United Federal Credit Union in St.
A study commissioned by Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement found 59 percent of Baby Boomers in the Midwest plan to work beyond age 65 and the majority are happy about it.