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sear

[sir]
(ordnance)
An item that retains the firing mechanism of a gun in the cocked position.
A variety of lockwork in the firing mechanism of a propellant-actuated device which prevents motion of the firing pin until released.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Former Sears CEO Eddie Lampert -- whom many employees blame for causing Sears' downfall -- was allowed by a bankruptcy court to purchase the remaining assets of Sears and continue to operate it.
The transaction will reunite Sears and Kmart with Sears Hometown, which was spun off from Sears Holdings Corp., the former parent company of Sears and Kmart, in 2012.
Without Lampert's money, the company's ability to survive bankruptcy will be 'seriously jeopardized,' Sears said in a request for the financing.
In addition to the Kmart stores, there is a Sears store at Park City Center, as well as a separate Sears Auto Center.
While Amazon continues to shake up the retail business category by introducing, educating and delivering a new way of shopping, providing a self-empowering experience to consumers, the above-mentioned competitors of Sears are adapting, adjusting.
As Sears seeks to get the most from consumer data generated by this program, the company recruited to its board Paul DePodesta, a onetime scout with the Oakland Athletics who helped general manager Billy Beane develop and apply the sabermetric analysis the A's used to find players undervalued by the 29 other Major League Baseball teams, a process chronicled in "Moneyball," the 2003 book by Michael Lewis that was later made into a movie.
Retailers such as Curtis Lumber pay $20,000 to $40,000 for construction, a Sears point-of-sale system and fixtures.
Bill Kiss, chief digital marketing officer for Sears and Kmart, disagreed, naturally.
Had it gone to a jury, Schwartz would have argued that Sears had murdered Philip intentionally.
On the news, Sears shares rose $5.66, or more than 10 percent, to $61.22 midday.
Sears, officially named Sears, Roebuck and Co., is an American chain of department stores that was founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in the late 19th century.