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ply

one of the strands twisted together to make rope, yarn, etc.

Ply

A thickness of material used for building up several layers, as in plywood and built-up roofing.

ply

[plī]
(materials)
A thin sheet of wood or other material bonded to one or more additional thin sheets, as in plywood.
(textiles)
A strand of yarn made by twisting together two or more strands.

ply

ply
One of a number of thin sheets in a layered construction, as in plywood, laminated panels, roofing felt, etc.

ply

(mathematics, data)
1. Of a node in a tree, the number of branches between that node and the root.

2. Of a tree, the maximum ply of any of its nodes.
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Blueline would not say if the driver was still operating one of their fleet - but a spokesperson for the company said: "Blueline were not happy with the actions of the driver and in no way support nor condone illegally plying for trade."
Council rules state that a second plying for hire conviction can lead to revocation of the licence.
Chatterjee said it was discriminatory for the state Transport Secretary to allow only those autos, which are plying since 2000 to remain on the road if they convert to LPG from petrol mode.
Brian Rowntree, from Killingworth, North Tyneside, and David Blake, from Framwellgate Moor, County Durham, denied plying for hire outside of their licensed area, and operating without proper insurance.
Lahore, August 20, 2010 (Frontier Star): Lahore High Court has annulled the decision of Pakistan Railway regarding to close six trains plying at different routes across the country and directed railway to restart the closed trains within next 15 days.
A ROGUE driver from Walsall has been fined pounds 100 after he was found illegally plying for hire.