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starter frame

Shallow formwork which projects above floor level, for the location and subsequent construction of a column or wall.
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During my lead-ups (to that dive), I thought there was no way I was going to be able to do it," Geyer said.
In retrospect, such early works play like obvious lead-ups to Olmi's first feature, "Time Stood Still" (1959), which incorporates a docu style (the pic was originally slated as nonfiction) in a mountain-set tale of the relationship between a young student and an older dam worker.
Since those conflicts tended to have long lead-ups, what mattered most was how many guys you could get to the front line, rather than how fast you could get them there.
Solwhit was the latest of the leading fancies to suffer a reverse in his preparation when trainer Charles Byrnes described the former favourite as just 50-50 to make the line-up, while the Nicky Henderson-trained pair of Binocular and Zaynar have also had far from trouble-free lead-ups to Tuesday's race.
India have not had the greatest of lead-ups to their defence of the ICC U-19 World Cup title; but then, there is no better way to open up the tournament than to pick up a victory against rivals Pakistan.