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game: see billiardsbilliards,
any one of a number of games played with a tapered, leather-tipped stick called a cue and various numbers of balls on a rectangular, cloth-covered slate table with raised and cushioned edges.
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in architecture, an artificial body of water, usually part of the architectural complex of a garden or park. The first pools, known in the countries of the ancient East and later in ancient Greece and Rome, had a rectangular form and were used primarily for washing; in the second half of the 16th century decorative pools appeared in Italy. Beginning in the 18th century, pools with fountains or reflecting pools of rectangular or more complex shapes became an important compositional element in the architecture of parks, primarily in geometrical parks, such as Peterhof, now Petrodvorets, and Versailles. Pools are widely used in contemporary architecture (decorative pools, wading pools in children’s parks, and so on). Covered or open structures containing water for swimming are also called pools.



a type of monopolistic association that is usually characterized by being temporary. Participants in a trading pool agree to accumulate and postpone the sale of a product in order to create a shortage and a markup in prices. Option pools are created to speculate in stocks, while patent pools are formed for the joint accumulation and exploitation of patents. Participants in patent pools agree on which inventions to use and which to hold back. Pools establish rules for the distribution of total expenditures and monopolistic profits.

What does it mean when you dream about a pool?

A pool contains water, which can symbolize emotions or the realm of the unconscious mind. Unlike the ocean, however, a pool of water is more manageable, more domesticated, and thus easier to deal with. Dreaming about a pool could be alluding to these meanings, though it could be something simpler, like relaxing around a pool or around a pool table. Yet another meaning of this term is “pooling” resources.


(civil engineering)
A body of water contained in a reservoir, by a dam, or by the gates of a lock.
Underground accumulation of petroleum.
A small deep body of water, often fed by a spring.
(mining engineering)
To wedge for splitting in quarrying or mining.
To undermine or undercut.

swimming pool

Any basin or tank containing an artificial body of water sufficiently deep for swimming.


1. a deep part of a stream or river where the water runs very slowly
2. an underground accumulation of oil or gas, usually forming a reservoir in porous sedimentary rock


1. the combined stakes of the betters in many gambling sports or games; kitty
2. Commerce a group of producers who conspire to establish and maintain output levels and high prices, each member of the group being allocated a maximum quota; price ring
3. any of various billiard games in which the object is to pot all the balls with the cue ball, esp that played with 15 coloured and numbered balls; pocket billiards


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For many people, swimming pools are associated with summer fun, vacations, rest, and relaxation. Interpret your dream based on its content and see if any these positive feelings are being conveyed to you. All bodies of water represent our emotions and unconscious. The manner in which they are presented depends on the dreamer and on the details of the dream.
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Risk pools for terrorism became popular in various countries in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the US.
First, the origins of high risk pools are found in self-governing alliances of insurers operating under nominal state control.
Of course, choosing to self-insure (some states classify public risk pools as self-insurance, others do not) meant that public entities had to outsource much of the insurance administration process, notably claims and TPAs were there to fill the gap.
Keeping track of risk pool contributions according to each insurance company, patient, procedure, and date of service is time-consuming, but it is vital to maintaining accurate records.
In fact, this high risk pool would have to look a lot like a single payer system because it would result in people paying identical sums for coverage and would require government intervention to control costs.
Dawson began by stating clearly - and repeating - that the risk pool is not intended for those who can't afford health insurance.
A risk pool program might also force the enrollees to pay more for coverage, offer them fewer choices than private plan enrollees get, and expose them to the risk of fluctuations in outside risk pool program support, the analysts say.
This report is the first-ever review of a pooled risk program by securities regulators and seems to be based on the belief that the bureau, dearly having experience with securities regulation but no experience with risk coverage of local governments, can easily second-guess the good-faith decisions made by the elected and appointed local officials on the board of a risk pool.
Similar to the high risk pool program, the retiree reinsurance program begins no later than June 21, 2010 and expires with broader reforms in 2014, unless exhausted first.
I am writing you today to request an expression of your state's interest in participating in this temporary high risk pool program," Sebelius wrote.
Now, Iowa residents who currently have individual health insurance policies based on guaranteed issue--the notion that a person is entitled to health coverage regardless of his or her prior health problems--can keep and renew those policies; however, those needing a new policy instead will be referred to the risk pool.