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gab

1. a hook or open notch in a rod or lever that drops over the spindle of a valve to form a temporary connection for operating the valve
2. a pointed tool used in masonry
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For event listings, reach for the tabloid called Gabber, or Womyn's Words, said to be the oldest gay publication in Florida, and be sure to sign up online to ProSuzy List (prosuzy.com).
Just another gabber." He seems to have had enough of the journey, the trials and suffering--the gabbing, the endless circulation, the inability to stop, to stand, to locate oneself.
- Dr Walter Gabber, Vice President Terminal Management & Medical Director of Frankfurt International Airport, Germany
Designer Carri Munden grew up in Worthing on the south coast of England, and describes her teenage look as "a bit goth, a bit metal, a bit chav--kind of weird." For her 15th birthday, she went to Holland for the first time and was instantly drawn to the gabber girls with their razor undercuts and baggy pants.
NBC has already been airing special promos for the Leno gabber every night at 10 o'clock in order to get viewers used to the host's new timeslot.
Strongly filtered rings applied to Gabber's integrability theorem and modules with regular singularities, Proc.
And when Ed desperately attempts to reach Doris through a medium, he finds this woman "reading [him] like a book": "She was a phony; just another gabber." Creighton Tolliver (Joe Polito) is likewise a verbose entrepreneur who stresses grooming and personality over all other business principles.
And if the short, sharp disposal of the stranger on a train persuades just one gobby gabber not to switch on his or her mobile phone in the quiet zone, then it will have served its purpose.
Nearing 80, he is a part-time Anglican minister, part-time radio gabber and full-time briefing room buffoon.
The new lineup includes conservative gabber Neal Boortz, ultraliberal Air America star Al Franken, Don Imus in the mornings, Doug and Ryan Stewart, Jim Cramer with "Mad Money," Dave Ramsey and Clark Howard.
"There is a lot of action [when it comes to] first-runs this year." He explained that while traditional syndication remains important, his company is in the midst of defining a widespread strategy for new technologies, and is "fully vested in that area." NBC Uni comes to NATPE with Will & Grace star Megan Mullally's talk show, a second season of the Martha gabber and over a dozen other first-runs; as well as all of the NBC Universal series for off-net syndication.
There is also to front, meaning to host; "way out ahead of the game is American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, fronting a gabber that began Monday" (16 Jan 2004, p.