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1. the larger end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine
2. the bearing surface between the larger end of a connecting rod and the crankpin of the crankshaft
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The street had been closed to traffic but now has reopened from the bottom end.
However, from 5pm until midnight, the bottom end of Churchill Street near the junction will be closed to all traffic.
One said: "Police have cordoned Alder Street in Fartown off at the bottom end by the bridge.
I suppose the major surprise for most people will be the fact that current Super League champions Leeds are languishing at the bottom end of the ladder.
Jimmy Choo stock was trading close to its opening mark after pricing the float at the bottom end of its previous guidance of between 140p and 180p.
Mr Bowes praised the Labour Party for us having a university here (although fails to say how) so perhaps he can explain why, between our Labour controlled council and our two Labour MPs, Middlesbrough has managed to become top of the list with regard to youth unemployment and consistently at the bottom end of the exam results league table for the UK.
Accordingly, we are raising the bottom end of our previous revenue and earnings ranges for our full fiscal year guidance."
At the bottom end of Dyfrig Road we have Millbank School, which is shortly to house a nursery unit.
We need more MPs like former Coventry MP Dave Nellist, who was not in it for the money, or on boards of companies to lobby for government contracts, but wanted to help people at the bottom end of society against some of the injustices in life.
However, BIST100 is down 13% since Emlak was suspended, and the bottom end of the price range is only 7% below its last closing price on 30 May.
The dispenser can be conveniently positioned over the bottom end of the aggregate conveyor to allow loading with minimal climbing.

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