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1. the hiding place or lair of an animal
2. Golf
a. the position of the ball after a shot
b. the angle made by the shaft of the club before the upswing


Trygve Halvdan . 1896--1968, Norwegian statesman; first secretary-general of the United Nations (1946--52)
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A symbolic mathematics package aimed at Lie groups.

["LiE, a Package for Lie Group Computations", M.A.A. van Leeuwen et al, in Computer Algebra Nederland, 1992 (ISBN 90-741160-02-7)].
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The doctors prevaricate to operate on patients who do not see them in their private clinics.
"This would force terrorist groups to withdraw from the country, prevaricate foreign intervention and help the country achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people," the minister added.
This, he added, would force terrorists groups to withdraw from the country, prevaricate foreign interference and help the country achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people for progress and prosperity.
I know from my own experince that some Labour MPs are against Brexit but frightened of their electorate, so they prevaricate.
While Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled noted that the police and security forces have proven their prowess and dependability, he nevertheless urged them to abide fully and completely by the letter of the law and not to prevaricate from that.
The Government can prevaricate no longer, patients can suffer no longer, staff cannot continue in this intolerable situation and strong, urgent action is required."
Prime Minister - delay, prevaricate, block or obstruct the implementation of what Scotland was promised, and Scotland will take matters into our own, democratic, hands." he added, delivering a warning to British Prime Minister David Cameron.
After insisting on making a separate statement to the Commons, the Liberal Democrat leader said: "We mustn't now prevaricate. I, like many people, am impatient for reform.
"To hesitate or to prevaricate in the face of such an issue would carry with it a great weight of responsibility," Sarkozy said.
The booze giants claim they want their customers to drink responsibly - then prevaricate over measures which would help them to do just that.
One wonders whether the problem lies with politicians, who prevaricate year after year until some sort of a decision is forced upon them, or with the rivalry between the services that encourages ever-greater mega-projects.
Moliere's play, written in 1622, asks a question that is no easier to answer today than it was then: when one is asked to be completely honest, is it better to be painfully and perhaps hurtfully truthful, or should one prevaricate a little to save the feelings of a friend?