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ironmonger

Brit a dealer in metal utensils, hardware, locks, etc.

ironmonger

[IBM] A hardware specialist (derogatory). Compare sandbender, polygon pusher.
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This includes modelling and optimisation of metro and light-rail networks, energy-saving technologies for high-speed and metro rail, lightweight and compact on-board systems, and intelligent security systems, said Ironmonger.
It is thought the sign dates back to 1880 when the ironmongers first moved into the premises.
There were many, particularly during the 18th century, who could not believe that a comparatively low-born and uneducated ironmonger could be capable of developing the steam engine, when many others with more advantageous backgrounds had failed.
After being struck by the occasion in the morning, Ironmonger enjoyed another special circumstance later in the day.
Recording a narrative verdict Birmingham Coroner Aidan Cotter said he was concerned that the housing association staff had not taken precautions, despite finding Mr Ironmonger trapped in a bath weeks earlier.
Hosting the MIND Ball for 500 in the grounds of his Warwickshire mansion he introduced the auctioneering double act of Bigwood's Chris Ironmonger and Lodder's Nigel Phillips in typical Dennis style.
THE Romans called coal 'the best stone in Britain' and what we call jet was exported to Rome, causing a craze for coal necklacesp The marks of the Black Death in 1348(which killed one in three Europeans) looked like black coal erupting through the skin, with the word carbuncle deriving from the Latin word for small coal p Black umbrellas derive from the 1660s when Londoners started carrying them to protect themselves from the smutty rain falling on h empl Thomas Newcomen, a Cornish ironmonger, invented the atmospheric steam engine to pump water out of mines from 1712p In industrial cities coal smog was so bad that the average worker's life expectancy was 17 years.
An ironmonger that has served a Valleys community for 83 years has closed its doors for the last time.
Merrill Lynch & Co believes it should be enough to refocus investors on IBM as an attractive software and services play rather than as a slow-moving ironmonger.
Walton followed the trade of ironmonger and in his youth became a close friend of John Donne and Ben Jonson.
She said: "I was overwhelmed by what people said when they heard the ironmonger was still going to be there.
Parkside is not - a football team Once the home of Rolls Royce - or so it would seem Ironmonger Row - a line of hardware shops in retail Not very likely - perhaps a minor detail Fairfax Street - never told a lie It stood up - swimmingly by the by In West Orchard - not a single apple Not russet red - or grey dapple The High Street - is up the top of town One to bank on - that won't let you down Jock Brownlee, Wood End, Coventry.