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arrow loop
A vertical slit for archers in medieval fortification walls, with jambs deeply splayed toward the interior.

loophole

1. See arrow loop.
2. In a fortification, one of a number of long, narrow slits in the walls, usually widening inward to permit small arms to be fired over a wide angle at an enemy.
3. Same as slit ventilator.
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Congress must close the inversion loophole to protect American taxpayers and businesses that pay their fair share and ensure we can meet our national defense, infrastructure, and workforce needs.
First American fixed the security loophole after learning about it.
The loophole allows fintechs to obtain a state bank charter that would let them operate nationally with little federal supervision.
"Let us publicize these candidates and politicians taking advantage of this loophole. Maybe they will feel ashamed," Caritos noted.
BT used an obscure loophole in European law to pay them PS8.50-an-hour wages, PS500 a month less than permanent staff they work alongside, she said.
A loophole lets bosses pay an average of PS1.50 an hour less to staff doing the same work as permanent workers, said unions.
Also left unmentioned: Trump just signed a tax bill that includes language that could prevent any subsequent president from using executive action to close the loophole in the future.
Baldwin, D-Wis., and Levin, D-Mich., said in introducing their bill that Trump promised on the campaign trail to close the loophole, but his tax plan doesn't reflect that.
Gun makers almost immediately shifted their designs to exclude those restricted features, and again, the hoplophobes, with their irrational fear of firearms, declared these modifications to be a "loophole" in the law.
"I haven't seen a veto statement, but I have been advised by the governor's office that both [bills] have been vetoed due to concerns about the so-called 'spousal loophole' added by the Senate in the last days of session," Davis said.
But the couple got tangled in a legal "loophole" that was then closed - and they ended up owing money.
Is the Conservative government angling to add a loophole to allow political parties to dodge copyright claims when compiling news clippings and TV footage to launch attack ads against their rivals?