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sylvester

[sil′ves·tər]
(mining engineering)
A hand-operated device for withdrawing supports from the waste or old workings in a mine by means of a long chain which allows the device to be positioned at a safe distance from the support to be extracted.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Sylvester

the lisping feline star of film cartoons. [TV: “The Bugs Bunny Show” in Terrace, I, 125]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Sylvester dallied about Lena until he began to make mistakes in his work; had to stay at the bank until after dark to make his books balance.
Sylvester Lovett, who was cashier in his father's bank, always found his way to the tent on Saturday night.
Sylvester's Day without debt, sir," she went on without ceasing to comb the child's hair.
For a long time there was a feud between the baker and a grey cat that belonged to Sylvester West, the druggist.
Max Sylvester called air traffic control in Western Australia after his instructor collapsed during the flight in a Cessna 152.
29-year-old Australian Max Sylvester took control of the two-seater Cessna and was guided in to land by air traffic control on Saturday, reported (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/student-pilot-lands-plane-after-his-instructor-passes-out-n1048796) NBC News.
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Logan Sylvester opened the hitting with a single to center field.
Sylvester said they wanted clarity over the authorities' justification for the changes from the Draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan (DKLCP) 2008 that were also made without the legally required public consultations.
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