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gammon

1. a double victory in backgammon in which one player throws off all his pieces before his opponent throws any
2. Archaic the game of backgammon
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"Gammon, ha, HA!" he shouted when he saw Duchess's little black nose peeping round the corner.
When Ishikola attempted protest, he shut him off with, "My word, you gammon along me too much."
'I'm wery sorry, Sammy, to hear from your lips, as you let yourself be gammoned by that 'ere mulberry man.
Gammon recommends regularly telephoning and stopping by to see how clients are doing (at no charge, of course).
We have been asked to expand on the credits for Rocco Yim's bamboo pavilion, Berlin, published in AR January 2001, p24: Gammon Construction supplied the bamboo, tested joints and built the pavilion; Ove Arup & Partners HK carried out structural analysis and design, devised and supervised joint tests and liaised with HKW in Berlin; Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt organized the Berlin end; Bugler & Jaeck provided the structural proof engineering service in Berlin; Festival of Vision Hong Kong Berlin organized the Hong Kong end.
These trends are accelerating now," says Richard Gammon, a University of Washington scientist.
Anglo-Norwegian construction and engineering group Kvaerner said recently that its 50%-owned subsidiary Gammon Construction Ltd had won contracts in Hong Kong worth a total of 500 million Kroner (around Euro 64 million).
Danepak is also set to capitalise on the festive season with the launch of a new decorated Gammon Joint in an Orange and Herb Marinade that will be available from the beginning of December 1999.
John Whitaker pulled off one of the best wins of his career at Hickstead when he triumphed in the Peugeot British Jumping Derby on Virtual Village Gammon.
Gammon of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland in College Park and head of the research team dubbed this project the Zeno experiment in honor of the philosopher of ancient Greece who pondered the paradox of traveling a finite distance in steps that become vanishingly small.
Karl Gammon, 24, from Albert Street, Loughborough, denied the charge, telling Leicester Crown Court that he suffered from a rare sleeping disorder known as "sexsomnia" or "sleep-related sexual behaviour."