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weir

1. a low dam that is built across a river to raise the water level, divert the water, or control its flow
2. a series of traps or enclosures placed in a stream to catch fish

Weir

1. Judith. born 1954, Scottish composer, noted esp for her opera A Night at the Chinese Opera (1987)
2. Peter. born 1944, Australian film director; his films include Dead Poets Society (1989), The Truman Show (1998), and Master and Commander (2003)

weir

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(civil engineering)
A dam in a waterway over which water flows, serving to regulate water level or measure flow.
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weir, who won PS161 million on the EUROMILLIONs along with his wife christine in 2011, had wiped out the club's debt and was heavily involved in plans for a new training ground.
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Sentencing Weir, the Judge, Lord Beckett, said: "The [sexual] crimes are serious and involve you taking advantage of people who were to some degree vulnerable.
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Weir said the decision to sell Flow Control is part of Weir's recent portfolio transformation which focusses the group on where it can maximise long-term value, building on leadership positions in mining and upstream oil and gas markets.
The four-year disqualification was the penalty called for by Racing Victoria stewards following an 11-hour preliminary hearing on Monday, and Weir decided not to challenge the initial decision.
Weir was found guilty by the board of three charges of possessing an electric or electronic apparatus capable of affecting the performance of a horse, and one charge of conduct prejudicial to the image, interests or welfare of racing.Weir is one of Australia's top trainers.
Biffa is funding the acquisition of Weir Waste from its existing cash and debt facilities, and plans to incorporate the business into its industrial and commercial division.
According the documents the Kurrum Tangi Dam Project (KTDP) is multipurpose water development projects located across Kurram and Kaitu Weir river in North Waziristan district of KP.
"Other than the Canadian Open, I probably won't play in any more PGA Tour events," Weir said.
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"Rootie kazootie, wowie kazow, old Bozo is my best pal," Weir would prompt the boys and girls to say, and he was.