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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.

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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.

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(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.
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swimming pool

Any basin or tank containing an artificial body of water sufficiently deep for swimming.
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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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Parallel Object-Oriented Language.

A series of languages from Philips Research Labs.

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Combined. Turned into a single group. See pooled VM.
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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.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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The risk pools were set up in response to the withdrawal of terrorism coverage by insurance companies and to lower the then-market prices of premiums.
Perhaps most significantly, standards and specifications spelled out in the model legislation are now identified by federal law as key criteria for designating and qualifying high risk pools for federal support and for their use in implementing new federal initiatives.
Another major innovation has been the formation of risk pools. These were originally organizational responses to the insurance crises of the 1970s and 1980s in which governments had to pay skyrocketing premiums from the traditional providers--insurance companies.
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.
To compute premiums, we calculated mean covered expenditures across risk pools. Thus, in the case of one statewide risk pool for all of California (J = 1), we compute the statewide premium as:
The World Bank says more than 30 reinsurance companies have sold coverage to sovereign risk pools, suggesting that virtually every major player is involved, including giants like Swiss Re and Munich Re.
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.
The court also rejected the notion that a risk pool may legally hold excess funds for purposes of rate stabilization and rejected the practice of 'returning" funds through complex rate-crediting schemes.
In New Hampshire, the medical loss ratio for the state risk pool is 140% of the standard-plan loss ratio.
He has been the finance lead for the Welsh Risk Pool and Welsh Health Legal Services for the past five years and is currently chairman of the All-Wales Reference Cost Group.
But the risk pool either isn't aware of the problems until they get out of control, or even if they finally find out about the poor management or worse, they don't want the negative publicity litigation can bring.
The cash is paid out by the Welsh Risk Pool, a body given a lump sum from the Assembly's health budget, funded by the taxpayer.