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game: see billiardsbilliards,
any one of a number of games played with a tapered, leather-tipped stick called a cue and various numbers of balls on a rectangular, cloth-covered slate table with raised and cushioned edges.
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in architecture, an artificial body of water, usually part of the architectural complex of a garden or park. The first pools, known in the countries of the ancient East and later in ancient Greece and Rome, had a rectangular form and were used primarily for washing; in the second half of the 16th century decorative pools appeared in Italy. Beginning in the 18th century, pools with fountains or reflecting pools of rectangular or more complex shapes became an important compositional element in the architecture of parks, primarily in geometrical parks, such as Peterhof, now Petrodvorets, and Versailles. Pools are widely used in contemporary architecture (decorative pools, wading pools in children’s parks, and so on). Covered or open structures containing water for swimming are also called pools.



a type of monopolistic association that is usually characterized by being temporary. Participants in a trading pool agree to accumulate and postpone the sale of a product in order to create a shortage and a markup in prices. Option pools are created to speculate in stocks, while patent pools are formed for the joint accumulation and exploitation of patents. Participants in patent pools agree on which inventions to use and which to hold back. Pools establish rules for the distribution of total expenditures and monopolistic profits.

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What does it mean when you dream about a pool?

A pool contains water, which can symbolize emotions or the realm of the unconscious mind. Unlike the ocean, however, a pool of water is more manageable, more domesticated, and thus easier to deal with. Dreaming about a pool could be alluding to these meanings, though it could be something simpler, like relaxing around a pool or around a pool table. Yet another meaning of this term is “pooling” resources.

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(civil engineering)
A body of water contained in a reservoir, by a dam, or by the gates of a lock.
Underground accumulation of petroleum.
A small deep body of water, often fed by a spring.
(mining engineering)
To wedge for splitting in quarrying or mining.
To undermine or undercut.
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swimming pool

Any basin or tank containing an artificial body of water sufficiently deep for swimming.
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1. a deep part of a stream or river where the water runs very slowly
2. an underground accumulation of oil or gas, usually forming a reservoir in porous sedimentary rock


1. the combined stakes of the betters in many gambling sports or games; kitty
2. Commerce a group of producers who conspire to establish and maintain output levels and high prices, each member of the group being allocated a maximum quota; price ring
3. any of various billiard games in which the object is to pot all the balls with the cue ball, esp that played with 15 coloured and numbered balls; pocket billiards
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Parallel Object-Oriented Language.

A series of languages from Philips Research Labs.

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Combined. Turned into a single group. See pooled VM.
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For many people, swimming pools are associated with summer fun, vacations, rest, and relaxation. Interpret your dream based on its content and see if any these positive feelings are being conveyed to you. All bodies of water represent our emotions and unconscious. The manner in which they are presented depends on the dreamer and on the details of the dream.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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1.472-8 "does not explicitly link the scope of the taxpayer's LIFO election and the method of pooling selected by the taxpayer ('linkage')." However, it stated the LIFO method will not clearly reflect income without this linkage, so taxpayers with facts similar to those in the TAM should be prepared to face IRS challenges to their LIFO method.
In Technical Advice Memorandum (TAM) 200603027, the JRS concluded the scope of a LIFO election is "linked" to a taxpayer's LIFO pooling method; thus, the taxpayer's LIFO election must extend to all items that fall within the LIFO pools.
The bottom line will be lower for most companies previously utilizing pooling. New intangible asset classifications (amortized) and goodwill impairment will ultimately lower ROA and EPS.
study reported that in pooling transactions, acquirers paid a 35.4 percent premium over the target's stock market value, while acquirers in purchase transactions paid a 28.2 percent premium.
Using a sample of 39 companies that rescinded their stock repurchase plans between November 1995 and June 1998 to preserve pooling treatment, we compared the costs and benefits of pooling vs.
We calculated 1-day and 5-day average and median acquisition premiums for both pooling and purchasing companies.
These special pooling rules were only allowed for certain taxpayers that were using the IPIC method, which clearly demonstrates that pooling under that method is different from pooling under the regular or historic-dollar-value LIFO regulations.
Accordingly, the restriction against including purchased goods in a manufacturing NBU pool should not apply to taxpayers pooling via the IPIC pooling method.
Finally, use of the pooling method has been costly to firms and standard-setters, the FASB argues.
The Board will also continue to consider preliminary decisions on whether to retain pooling, but not until it has reached a set of tentative decisions about accounting for goodwill.
Merrill Lynch's study of the pooling controversy said that, "according to the U.S.
Except in the most unusual circumstances, it seems inconceivable a true pooling of interests could occur when one merger partner is 5 to 20 times larger than the other.