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1. the quantity of a substance, such as salt, that can be taken between a thumb and finger
2. a very small quantity
The closing-in of borehole walls before casing is emplaced, resulting from rock failure when drilling in formations having a low compressional strength.
Thinning of a rock layer, as where a vein narrows.
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To date, only a handful of states which rely on imported cement--including Florida and California--have felt the pinch
, with the New York area remaining unaffected by the shortage.
Compaq maintained its stronghold in the number-one position worldwide; Gateway also felt the pinch
of the slow commercial start but managed to hold onto the fourth position in the United States.
"We felt the pinch
. You would have to be foolish not to say we've been affected by the recession," admits Mayor Dennis Welin.