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mothball

a small ball of camphor or naphthalene used to repel clothes moths in stored clothing, blankets, etc.

mothball

[′mȯth‚bȯl]
(ordnance)
Placing military equipment into a state of long storage.

mothball

A term used for preserving aircraft, equipment, parts, etc., when they are unlikely to be put in use for an extended period. The equipment is generally sealed and made moisture-proof to the extent possible.
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Neither of the two investors is in possession of mothballing options in the first case, while both of them have mothballing options in the second case.
Nitrogen can be generated on the spot, stored, transported to our site and used for the scraping and mothballing process, all in the same day.
It sounds dreadful but if mothballing the centre means other services can be retained then it has to be considered."
The firm has started mothballing the Teesside Cast Products plant in Redcar, threatening the jobs of 1,600 workers, after a consortium pulled out of a long term contract.
"The principal focus of this major new support package is to help the recovery from the mothballing of Teesside Cast Products," said UK Steel Enterprise regional manager Simon Hamilton.
Keith Hazlewood, national officer of the GMB, accused Corus of going back on a promise to delay the mothballing.
Steel giant Corus said it has agreed to consider a union plan to postpone the partial mothballing of its Redcar plant to the end of February.
The partial mothballing ( or shutdown) will result in the loss of about 1,700 jobs, around 600 fewer than envisaged earlier this year.
A checklist should be established covering all items in the facility, specifications written for each category, and finally estimates made to review the cost-effectiveness of mothballing each category.
Others include weapons sitting in bunkers for long periods of time; planes, vehicles and equipment sitting outside; and excess equipment that requires mothballing until needed for use.
"If the alternative is closure, mothballing has to be an option."
In his report to the committee, chief education officer Kevin Kelman said:"The transition of children attending Trossachs Primary School to Callander Primary School was successful.The two schools had worked very closely together over the years and, prior to mothballing, the children FROMTROSSACHSPRIMARY already participated regularly in events at Callander Primary, particularly in citizenship and sports activities.The schools have had a shared headship since January 2008.