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dome

1. A curved roof structure spanning an area; often spherical in shape.
2. A square prefabricated pan form; used in two-way joist (waffle) concrete floor construction.
3. A vault substantially hemispherical in shape, but sometimes slightly pointed or bulbous; a ceiling of similar form. also see geodesic dome and saucer dome.
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In the 1980s and 90s their advertising slogan - "Grill 'em, bake 'em, fry 'em, eat 'em, Birds Eye potato waffles are waffly versatile" - became a TV classic.
It consisted of a collection of tried and trusted approaches that we'd created over the years; thoroughly practical and accessible, the minimum of waffly theory and the maximum of application.
Avoid the poetic: cheap 'n' easy lists of plants and things with fabulous names; the routine molestation of innocent nouns by posses of pervert adjectives; sandyfloss confections like 'the parrot of his confusion' and 'the lumbago of her doom'; waffly abstractions lost in space; rhymes that only rhyme; lists like this.
I know this sounds a bit waffly, but I think the only way forward on issues like water and climate is to make compassionate connections with other people, to seek cooperation.
People are just going to do the same waffly stuff because there's no time to do the proper research and investigate foreign equivalents," she adds.
In the same waffly way, he describes the Salman Rushdie affair as "fueled by a gulf of misunderstanding .
But the UIA will never get very far if it continues to try to promote such concerns with waffly and hectoring rhetoric like 'Aesthetics as an expression of social and cultural identity, which can be found in culturally conveyed architecture and given form and structure in public spaces, needs to be revitalized .
Practising teachers tended to initially come to the unit looking for a much more prescriptive, concrete set of instructions for developing and implementing curricula, and our more philosophical introduction to the topic seemed irrelevant and waffly to some.