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Few.
As it relates to cloud amounts, it means 1 or 2 octas of clouds (i.e., 1/8 or 2/8 of sky is covered with clouds).
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DECEMBER You might have to forgo a few school football games or ice-skating outings with the friends so you can focus on your grades.
Komunyakaa's short essay isn't written about rap per se, but in a few pages he identifies fundamental issues more accurately than Baker does in his book.
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An indefinite number of tenants, some squatters, no one paying rent, and court orders against harassment are only a few of the obstacles facing bidders on the Tenth Avenue and 42nd Street parcels, which include vacant land and 143 apartments.
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A few years later, the Tax Reform Act of 1986 liberalized the grandfathering provisions by providing that the participant no longer needs to be in pay status as of the applicable date.
He has negotiated lease transactions on behalf of Bell Atlantic, Philip Morris USA and Cigna, to name a few.
A has 10 vans, a few of which are usually traded in each year.