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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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These two books in the American Graphic series provide an overview of the lead-ups to the campaigns, campaign experiences, and the campaign and election results.
Dubai The winner of the 2008 edition of the Dubai World Cup had been decided as early as February when trainer Steve Asmussen flew Curlin straight to the UAE, sidestepping important lead-ups for the DWC such as the Grade I Donn Handicap and the Santa Anita Handicap.
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.