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supply

1. Economics
a. willingness and ability to offer goods and services for sale
b. the amount of a commodity that producers are willing and able to offer for sale at a specified price
2. a grant of money voted by a legislature for government expenses, esp those not covered by other revenues
3. (in Parliament and similar legislatures) the money voted annually for the expenses of the civil service and armed forces
4. a source of electrical energy, gas, etc.
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Her narrow and supple waist, which a hand may clasp around, sets forth the outline of her rounded figure and the beauty of her bosom, where youth in its flower displays the wealth of its treasures; and beneath the silken folds of her tunic she seems to have been modelled in pure silver by the godlike hand of Vicvarcarma, the immortal sculptor."
A brow white and void of wrinkles, beneath his long hair, now more white than black; an eye piercing and mild, under the lids of a young man; his mustache, fine but slightly grizzled, waved over lips of a pure and delicate model, as if they had never been curled by mortal passions; a form straight and supple; an irreproachable but thin hand -- this was what remained of the illustrious gentleman whom so many illustrious mouths had praised under the name of Athos.
Upon a low-hanging branch sat Tarzan directly above the majestic, supple body as it forged silently through the thick jungle.
She stood, leaning one hand on the table, confused and irresolute, her firm and supple figure falling into an attitude of unsought grace which it was literally a luxury to look at.
Paul Emema is renowned for producing soap operas like 'Behind the Clouds' and 'Supple Blues.' 'Behind the Clouds' producer, Paul Emema has been confirmed dead at the age of 52.
According to the gazette issued by the controller of examinations, KU, 15 candidates were registered and appeared for the BDS Third Professional supple exams of which six students managed to pass.
STEPHEN KENNY and Shane Supple were the big winners at last night's SSE Airtricity / Soccer Writers Association of Ireland annual awards.
With Sheffield Wednesday stopper Keiren Westwood also ruled out with a groin injury, Martin O'Neill has opted to call up Bohemians goalkeeper Shaun Supple.
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There is no Kinane in today's line-up, but Willie Supple is back for more after winning on 12-1 chance Dana's Present 12 months ago, when he edged out Gay Kelleway - who also returns this afternoon - again by a nose.
However, the F called Lakemaid president Jack Supple and asked him to cancel the project as of now, Cnet reports.