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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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There is no evidence to show that the private hire vehicles parked in the area are illegally plying for hire.
Illegally plying for hire and driving without appropriate insurance cover means that passengers have little or no legal protection whilst travelling in their vehicles.
The men are the ninth and 10th Newcastle taxi drivers to be convicted of illegally plying for hire and driving without insurance in the past 13 months.
With regard to the police prosecuting drivers plying for hire, I can only say that in these difficult circumstances it is unhelpful to those with walking difficulties.
Plying for hire in Stockton is an activity only Hackney Carriage Vehicles licensed by Stockton Council can undertake.
Plying for hire illegally invalidates a taxi's motor insurance.
His office used undercover customers to trap five cabbies from Nuneaton and Bedworth who were plying for hire in Coventry.
Hackney Cab drivers said they will launch a series of 24 hour strikes from 8am on Tuesday if police and the council do not clamp down on private hire vehicles illegally plying for hire and the shortage of taxi ranks in the city.
Call on Government to create a legally enforceable statutory definition of plying for hire An ECHO investigation earlier this year found that while many private hire drivers in Liverpool are acting correctly, there are a good number who are breaking the law.
The council has also agreed to increase enforcement to stop private hire cars who it is claimed have exploited the dispute to take customers by plying for hire illegally.
ANOTHER taxi driver has been snared plying for hire outside his licensed area.
Ghaffar, 23, of Planetree Avenue, Fenham, Newcastle, was due to appear before Gateshead magistrates yesterday accused of illegally plying for hire and without the proper insurance.