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mop

1
an implement with a wooden handle and a head made of twists of cotton or a piece of synthetic sponge, used for polishing or washing floors, or washing dishes

mop

2
(in various parts of England) an annual fair at which formerly servants were hired

MOP

(Millionaire On Paper) People who have wealth tied up in company stock options, which cannot be exercised until a certain date. During the dot-com boom, tens of thousands of MOPs were created, but many unfortunately never cashed in before the stock became worthless. See also MOPS.
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This could be caused by spatial variation in either plant traits or in insect traits, or both (Singer and Parmesan 1993, Mopper 1998, Strauss and Karban 1998).
19 NATURE, both explains what happens to the enormous amount of carbon in the ocean, Mopper says, and accounts for regions where microorganisms thrive without an obvious source of edible carbon.
IS model-turned-floor mopper Naomi Campbell about to get a taste of her own medicine?
Natural insect populations exhibit geographic structure across a range of spatial scales (reviewed by Roderick 1996, Mopper and Strauss 1998).
In two insect-transplant studies, strong local adaptation was implicated when insects survived at a much higher rate at natal sites as opposed to transplanted sites (Hanks and Denno 1994; Mopper et al.
In Procedure 2, amino acids were derivatized with ortho-phthaldialdehyde (Lindroth and Mopper, 1979) and separated by HPLC on an octade-cylsilane column with 4-[[micro]meter] spherical particles (Waters Nova-Pak [C.
Contract notice: Supply of original submarine support and "portarrest p-iv 500 s-8" mopper replacement parts.
Weishaar JL, Aiken GR, Bergamaschi BA, Fram MS, Fugii R, Mopper K (2003) Evaluation of specific ultraviolet absorbance as an indicator of the chemical composition and reactivity of dissolved organic carbon.
The concentrations of both free amino acids and free fatty acids in seawater vary from below detection ([is less than] fM) to low [Mu]M levels (Testerman, 1972; Bunde and Fried, 1978; Mopper and Lindroth, 1982; Carlucci et al.
Some field studies have reported that younger foliage is better for Lepidoptera (Futuyma and Wasserman 1980, Phillipson and Thomson 1983, Hunter 1992, Quiring 1992, Shepherd 1992, 1994, Mopper and Simberloff 1995), while other field studies have found little effect of foliage age (Crawley and Achteruzzaman 1988, Hunter et al.
Other winners included John Joe Walsh's Derrishal Lord, Eugene O'Sullivan's The Mighty Mopper, and Andrew Lee's Irish Money.