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1. Softwood lumber suitable for steps; usually pine or fir.
3. In concrete step construction, benching, 1, 2.
4. In surveying, chaining in a series of steps, over a sloping surface, where the chains are always horizontal.
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The STS, STPG, and LTPG models and correcting parameters will be introduced in the next section.
Short-Term Parameter Guided (STPG) Path Prediction Model.
It would have four periods of peak output a day PLANS compared to two, although each peak would be less than under STPG's proposal.
The STPG scheme included 166 sluice gates to allow the incoming tide to be captured.
Roger Hull of the STPG said he was "disappointed" at the study's findings, saying that, without government leadership "nothing is going to happen".