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a specific/concrete proposal
▪ The report will make specific proposals for further investigation.
concrete jungle
concrete mixer
concrete noun
reinforced concrete
stone/brick/concrete wall
▪ The estate is surrounded by high stone walls.
▪ Similarly, the government must take concrete action.
▪ Mastic asphalt can be laid over any deck but, in general, a general, a concrete base is preferred.
▪ But next morning I was shovelling away anew, soon to discover the concrete base of the original pool.
▪ Most likely to suffer are concrete block houses built in the Twenties and Thirties and earlier buildings where shuttered concrete was employed.
▪ There was another little room, the Quiet Room, plain concrete block walls without chairs or windows.
▪ Meanwhile, powerful United States Army helicopters continued dropping massive concrete blocks to hinder the lava flow.
▪ This building also will be made of structural steel and concrete blocks.
▪ The concrete block shell was in place by early 1992 ready for the 25-week facing brickwork stage to begin.
▪ Since then, her head has felt like a concrete block.
▪ Construction method would be single walled using concrete blocks and bricks.
▪ A hand inscribed concrete block says' A Sailor's Grave.
▪ You can see it from here - that concrete building.
▪ Red brick dormitories and concrete buildings that rose like geometric blocks from a foundation of asphalt and cement.
▪ Below Manescu saw a complex of concrete buildings and a circular tower block surrounded by a high wire fence.
Building officials said the highest risks are from pre-1976 concrete buildings.
▪ More than these towering concrete buildings - these prison walls of glass and stone.
▪ We drove up to a group of concrete buildings that looked like dormitories.
▪ Grey concrete buildings that had been thrown up, always wherever they could be fitted in, on either side.
▪ It's rather like a concrete bunker but hopefully with some work we can make it look quite nice.
▪ The primary edifice, Mandeville Center, is about as inviting as a concrete bunker.
▪ They were continual concrete evidence of the sleight of hand which had conjured me from one world to another.
▪ The report appears content that such rhetorical gaps loom between the concrete evidence it amasses and the maxims it imparts.
▪ In the absence of any concrete evidence of an agreement it is unlikely that this could have been done.
▪ Not even the National Enquirer can dispute such concrete evidence.
▪ The present chapter provides concrete examples of such an evaluation.
▪ For a concrete example, consider again the commercial airliner industry.
▪ We do this via some concrete examples, simple enough to allow the logical principle involved to be easily seen.
▪ I made the same point in the previous chapter but it may help if I give a concrete example.
▪ They sometimes contain concrete examples of changes which need to be made.
▪ To give a concrete example, consider the capsule to be falling radially toward the Earth.
▪ The message here is: Don't be afraid to examine lots of concrete examples.
▪ Let me give a concrete example of what I mean.
▪ His shoes were off and his cloven hooves showered sparks across the concrete floor.
▪ He fell and hit his head on the concrete floor.
▪ In doing that every day for fifty one years he actually wore a trench in the solid concrete floor.
▪ On the concrete floor inside are tire tracks, and skid marks where kids have done wheelies or donuts.
▪ A low interest loan from an anonymous benefactor allowed the concrete floor to go in.
▪ The lowest six stories were fully framed and concrete floors were being poured.
▪ This policy of renewal was effected by installing a replacement internal structure of load-bearing brick walls and insitu concrete floors.
▪ There were pools of water on the concrete floor, and all around a smell of dead and standing air.
▪ Typically, a project takes concrete form as a document or suchlike.
▪ It might take concrete form as civic leadership groups, public-private partnerships, industry councils, or other institution-spanning bodies.
▪ All these issues take concrete form in the exchange's rules and regulations.
▪ The concrete form in which the host may benefit is, as noted in the previous chapter, the creation of linkages.
▪ The City's only the outward, concrete form of it.
▪ A concrete foundation is laid after digging down to firm ground.
▪ Currently, the bridge towers sit on concrete foundations that are anchored to bay soils by 85-foot Douglas fir timbers.
▪ What you say during a political campaign is the concrete foundation of it.
▪ Designers are considering enlarging and strengthening the concrete foundations, and anchoring them into Bay soils with steel pilings.
▪ One man glued a pressure-treated board to a concrete foundation in his basement.
▪ Val d'Isere because the skiing is just so brill and Tignes is, well, a concrete jungle really.
▪ The concrete mixers with lethal faults.
▪ He was working on a building site at Middle Barton in North Oxfordshire when a concrete mixer rolled back toward a workman.
▪ Consider two of the characteristic features of the first sub-stage of the period Piaget calls the period of concrete operations.
▪ During concrete operations, affect acquires a measure of stability and consistency that was not present earlier.
▪ With the attainment of concrete operations, the ability to reason logically about and solve conservation problems emerges.
▪ The child at the stage of concrete operations can assume the viewpoint of others and spoken language is social and communicative.
▪ During concrete operations, the use of language becomes more fully communicative in function.
▪ With the development of concrete operations, language becomes less egocentric.
▪ Not until the stage of concrete operations do accurate concepts appear.
▪ Some will be in concrete operations.
▪ Barak led them up a narrow concrete path to the unpainted door and opened it.
▪ Stepping off the concrete path on to gravel was a new sensation and he felt himself slide and stumble.
▪ Peter walked up the concrete path and let himself into the house.
▪ Footsteps clicked on the concrete path that led along the side of the bungalow.
▪ Then they both creep along the pavement, on to the concrete path, up the concrete stairs to the waiting concrete flat.
▪ This concrete path is cracking up under the strain of thousands of paws padding over it.
▪ It makes very loud crunching, splitting noises on the concrete path.
▪ The concrete paths had been cleared of snow and ice.
▪ It will always be based on the concrete problems encountered by communities in real situations.
▪ But an awareness of history and an appreciation of the aims of the Founding Fathers do not always resolve concrete problems.
▪ If we can not help in the analysis of concrete problems, we should keep our mouths firmly shut.
▪ In addition, they can not correctly reason about concrete problems that involve many variables.
▪ We want to address ourselves to concrete problems in today's world.
▪ It is interesting to note that the two problems just presented are concrete problems.
▪ It was rather to identify some of the concrete problems which would have to be faced in any such exercise.
▪ Children can solve conservation problems and most concrete problems.
▪ A lot of words, and a few concrete proposals.
▪ He had concrete proposals and made his case simply.
▪ Although the White paper states the importance of the informal sector there are few concrete proposals as to how this will develop.
▪ But what concrete reality lies behind that abstraction?
▪ Media education, therefore, should respect the concrete reality of the media situation in each region or sub-region.
▪ Talks with commercial bank creditors over two days were reported on June 21 to have failed to produce concrete results.
▪ It is an elegant procedure, producing satisfyingly concrete results when it works, which it did for us.
▪ The main concrete result of the discussions was a preliminary agreement on chemical weapons.
▪ But many statutory duties are couched in quite vague terms which leave it unclear what the duty-bearer must do in concrete situations.
▪ Scientists holding these values may make different choices in the same concrete situation.
▪ The debate over the middle peasantry can only be resolved by referring to concrete situations.
▪ Previous development may also have left old foundations, concrete slabs and basements which must be identified and quantified for additional cost.
▪ Very important to know, because suppose you got permafrost under your concrete slab?
▪ Now the club lies under pulverised concrete slabs.
▪ Speedo changed position on the concrete slab.
▪ The wall was topped with rolls of barbed wire and jagged ends of glass stuck into the eight-foot concrete slabs.
▪ Crisp precast concrete slabs are teamed with brick, the latter helping to soften the overall surface.
▪ This block is made out of a steel structure covered with concrete slabs and masked with a red brick shell.
▪ And over it had meshed a concrete slab, which now the lever of the house was painfully and irresistibly easing up.
▪ It was the first major concrete structure to be built in Britain since Roman times.
▪ Collagen normally functions like steel reinforcing rods in a concrete structure.
▪ The concrete structure should be sufficiently dense to limit water ingress to ensure that the system can cope.
▪ Some specialize-for example, in structural steel or reinforced concrete structures.
▪ Cladding for the concrete structure is once again in tune with the surrounding area.
▪ She pointed to a concrete structure, the size of a one-car garage, with a metal roof.
▪ The four zones are contained within a single reinforced concrete structure made both with concrete cast in-situ and precast concrete.
▪ A row of eighteenth-century baroque merchants' houses was interrupted half-way along by a steel and concrete structure.
▪ Collisions with concrete walls have broken three of his ribs and shattered a kneecap.
▪ The Noedings have put in a L-shaped concrete wall 2 feet above ground and 2 feet below to protect their house.
▪ Freed of its burden, the cab sped on, rammed into a low concrete wall.
▪ Otherwise, the basement is well underground, and Jasper had himself forced the hooks into the concrete wall.
▪ Concrete beams and a concrete wall will tend to move as one.
▪ It swerved wildly towards the wall, bounced over the pavement and came to a stop four feet from the concrete wall.
▪ The method is more environmentally friendly than building concrete walls.
▪ He was in a bare cellar: concrete floor, concrete walls, perhaps a wine-cellar converted to a new purpose.
be faced with stone/concrete etc
▪ It is faced with stone on the outside and red marble inside.
lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc
▪ Compact the base, then lay concrete, using a 1 cement to 5 parts ballast mix.
▪ During the week I found work in town painting houses, laying carpets and delivering telephone books.
▪ Trying to raise efficiency and morale without first setting this structure to rights is like trying to lay bricks without mortar.
▪ Why didn't he lay concrete you ask?
▪ Just tell him what you want in clear and concrete terms.
▪ No mention is made of any concrete plans to address workers' complaints.
Concrete beams and a concrete wall will tend to move as one.
▪ He fell and hit his head on the concrete floor.
▪ It was the first major concrete structure to be built in Britain since Roman times.
▪ It would, by virtue of the fact that it was scientifically detectable, be concrete.
▪ They were following the concrete channel of the serpentine rill, which emptied itself into a pool of stygian blackness.
▪ Trent dived belly flat into the protection of a bush sprouting from beside the concrete piling.
▪ With the attainment of concrete operations, the ability to reason logically about and solve conservation problems emerges.
▪ A composite building of steel plus concrete is extremely difficult to achieve in New York City.
▪ Thermocouples are placed in the freshly poured concrete to measure the concrete temperature.
▪ When you pour the concrete, be sure the threads are clean so nothing interferes with installing the nut.
▪ Each of the Apollo launch pads was 0.65 square kilometres in size and constructed of heavily reinforced concrete.
▪ Roebling had pioneered fireproof construction methods, especially the use of reinforced concrete.
▪ The place was losing the look of old photographs. Reinforced concrete was gaining the light.
▪ Problem: Footings under masonry walls are not reinforced concrete.
▪ Public works inspectors may specialize in highways, structural steel, reinforced concrete, or ditches.
▪ If steel and concrete were incompatible in any of these areas, reinforced concrete would sooner or later degrade.
▪ I do not regard the United Kindom constitution as set in concrete.
▪ Until the job is actually offered and refused, however, nothing is set in concrete.
▪ To set that in concrete seems beside the point.
▪ Here, too, metal reinforcements set in the concrete have rusted because the concrete contained too much calcium chloride.
▪ The bright red benches were attached to the ground by bolts set in concrete.
▪ Then install some form of perimeter edging: path-edging stones or brick pavers, for example, set in concrete.
▪ We can not regard the present statements as necessarily being set in concrete.
▪ It was wet before harvest and then it set like concrete.
▪ Many of New York's bridges are made using inadequately reinforced concrete.
▪ Instead, consider using interlocking concrete blocks.
▪ Storage of materials and the effort of mixing are eliminated by using ready-mixed concrete, which is available in two forms.
▪ He hopes to install an adobe-making plant at his Redford ranch, using a commercial concrete truck as his mixer.
▪ A twenty-five-foot wave carrying huge pieces of concrete flattened schools and ripped away bridges.
▪ For instance, one person may estimate only electrical work, whereas another may concentrate on excavation, concrete, and forms.
▪ He returned to the North to work on the problems of reinforced concrete for a commercial company.
▪ She was on her knees, tights torn by rough concrete.
▪ To set that in concrete seems beside the point.
▪ As far as I could see, a holy well pointed out to me by my 1973 taxi driver had also been concreted.
▪ Cutting Edges On boundaries that don't butt up to existing walls, blocks must first be concreted in position.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Concrete \Con*crete"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Concreted; p. pr & vb. n. Concreting.] To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.

Note: Applied to some substances, it is equivalent to indurate; as, metallic matter concretes into a hard body; applied to others, it is equivalent to congeal, thicken, inspissate, coagulate, as in the concretion of blood. ``The blood of some who died of the plague could not be made to concrete.''


Concrete \Con"crete\ (? or ?), a. [L. concretus, p. p. of concrescere to grow together; con- + crescere to grow; cf. F. concret. See Crescent.]

  1. United in growth; hence, formed by coalition of separate particles into one mass; united in a solid form.

    The first concrete state, or consistent surface, of the chaos must be of the same figure as the last liquid state.
    --Bp. Burnet.

  2. (Logic)

    1. Standing for an object as it exists in nature, invested with all its qualities, as distinguished from standing for an attribute of an object; -- opposed to abstract. Hence:

    2. Applied to a specific object; special; particular; -- opposed to general. See Abstract,

  3. Concrete is opposed to abstract. The names of individuals are concrete, those of classes abstract.
    --J. S. Mill.

    Concrete terms, while they express the quality, do also express, or imply, or refer to, some subject to which it belongs.
    --I. Watts.

    Concrete number, a number associated with, or applied to, a particular object, as three men, five days, etc., as distinguished from an abstract number, or one used without reference to a particular object.

    Concrete quantity, a physical object or a collection of such objects.
    --Davies & Peck.

    Concrete science, a physical science, one having as its subject of knowledge concrete things instead of abstract laws.

    Concrete sound or movement of the voice, one which slides continuously up or down, as distinguished from a discrete movement, in which the voice leaps at once from one line of pitch to another.


Concrete \Con"crete\, n.

  1. A compound or mass formed by concretion, spontaneous union, or coalescence of separate particles of matter in one body.

    To divide all concretes, minerals and others, into the same number of distinct substances.

  2. A mixture of gravel, pebbles, or broken stone with cement or with tar, etc., used for sidewalks, roadways, foundations, etc., and esp. for submarine structures.

  3. (Logic) A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term.

    The concretes ``father'' and ``son'' have, or might have, the abstracts ``paternity'' and ``filiety''.
    --J. S. Mill.

  4. (Sugar Making) Sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass.


Concrete \Con*crete"\, v. t.

  1. To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles.

    There are in our inferior world divers bodies that are concreted out of others.
    --Sir M. Hale.

  2. To cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "actual, solid," from Latin concretus "condensed, hardened, thick, hard, stiff, curdled, congealed, clotted," figuratively "thick; dim," literally "grown together;" past participle of concrescere "to grow together," from com- "together" (see com-) + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). A logicians' term until meaning began to expand 1600s. Noun sense of "building material made from cement, etc." is first recorded 1834.

  1. particular, perceivable, real. n. 1 A building material created by mixing cement, water, and aggregate including gravel and sand. 2 A solid mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles. 3 (context US English) A dessert of frozen custard with various toppings. 4 (context logic English) A term designating both a quality and the subject in which it exists; a concrete term. 5 sugar boiled down from cane juice to a solid mass. v

  2. 1 To cover with or encase in concrete; often constructed as ''concrete over''. 2 To solidify. 3 To unite or coalesce, as separate particles, into a mass or solid body.

  1. adj. capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees" [ant: abstract]

  2. formed by the coalescence of particles


n. a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water

  1. v. cover with cement; "concrete the walls"

  2. form into a solid mass; coalesce

Concrete, WA -- U.S. town in Washington
Population (2000): 790
Housing Units (2000): 335
Land area (2000): 1.214845 sq. miles (3.146435 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.020393 sq. miles (0.052818 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.235238 sq. miles (3.199253 sq. km)
FIPS code: 14380
Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53
Location: 48.539084 N, 121.747188 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 98237
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Concrete, WA
Concrete (film)

is a 2004 independently produced Japanese film that recounts the story of the murder of Junko Furuta. The film deals as much with the social factors that produced Furuta's four assailants as it does with Furuta's suffering at their hands.

The film involves four boys who kidnap a girl named Misaki. The boys rape, torture, and murder her in a similar manner to the manner of the boys who killed Junko Furuta.

Many people protested the film's release before it even premiered, and it was eventually relegated to specialty theater showings and a DVD release.

Concrete (Fear Factory album)

Concrete is an album by Fear Factory, released on July 30, 2002. It contains demos of songs recorded in 1991, half of which were re-recorded a year later and released on their debut album Soul of a New Machine.


Concrete is a composite material composed of coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement which hardens over time. Most concretes used are lime-based concretes such as Portland cement concrete or concretes made with other hydraulic cements, such as ciment fondu. However, asphalt concrete which is very frequently used for road surfaces is also a type of concrete, where the cement material is bitumen, and polymer concretes are sometimes used where the cementing material is a polymer.

In Portland cement concrete (and other hydraulic cement concretes), when the aggregate is mixed together with the dry cement and water, they form a fluid mass that is easily molded into shape. The cement reacts chemically with the water and other ingredients to form a hard matrix which binds all the materials together into a durable stone-like material that has many uses. Often, additives (such as pozzolans or superplasticizers) are included in the mixture to improve the physical properties of the wet mix or the finished material. Most concrete is poured with reinforcing materials (such as rebar) embedded to provide tensile strength, yielding reinforced concrete.

Famous concrete structures include the Hoover Dam, the Panama Canal and the Roman Pantheon. The earliest large-scale users of concrete technology were the ancient Romans, and concrete was widely used in the Roman Empire. The Colosseum in Rome was built largely of concrete, and the concrete dome of the Pantheon is the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. Today, large concrete structures (for example, dams and multi-storey car parks) are usually made with reinforced concrete.

After the Roman Empire collapsed, use of concrete became rare until the technology was redeveloped in the mid-18th century. Today, concrete is the most widely used man-made material (measured by tonnage).

Concrete (comics)

Concrete is a comic book series created and written by Paul Chadwick and published by Dark Horse Comics. His first appearance is Dark Horse Presents #1 (July, 1986). The eponymous central character is a normal man whose brain was transplanted into a large, stone body by aliens, and who lives an extraordinary life on Earth following his escape.

The Concrete series focuses on realism. Apart from the aliens (which appear only in original series issue No. 3, in Concrete's recounting of his origin) and Concrete's own high-tech, artificial, stone body (which includes a host of attendant abilities), there are no supernatural or science-fiction elements to any stories.

The hero tries to use his body for noble endeavors, such as helping out on a family farm. Later, Concrete climbs Mount Everest, becomes involved with a group of hardline environmental militants, and reluctantly agrees to become the spokesperson of a campaign to voluntarily reduce the Earth's population.

Concrete's sexuality is addressed in the series. An artist at heart, he collects paintings of female nudes. He is notably embarrassed at his lack of sexual organs; this is often the subject of hurtful jokes thrown his way.

Real-world physics apply to Concrete. Examples include Concrete breaking objects by sitting on them, or Concrete being shot forward from a braking car, due to the momentum of his large body. He is constantly breaking telephones and doorknobs, and must hire an assistant, Larry Munro, because his hands are too clumsy to handle a pen.

The series makes frequent use of thought balloons, showing characters' interior thoughts and feelings.

In addition to the comic, Paul Chadwick has drawn Concrete in many paintings. Most show the character wandering in nature, perhaps looking at a flower or some other natural curiosity.

Concrete (disambiguation)

Concrete is a composite building material made from the combination of aggregate and cement binder.

Concrete may also refer to:

  • The Concretes, a Swedish indie pop band
    • The Concretes (album), 2003
  • Concrete ( 999 album), 1981
  • Concrete (Fear Factory album), 2002
  • Concrete (Pet Shop Boys album), 2006
  • Concrete (Izzy Stradlin album), 2008
  • Concrete (Sunny Sweeney album), 2011
  • "Concrete", by As It Is from Never Happy, Ever After
  • "Concrete", a song by E-40 from Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift
  • Musique concrète, making music from unusual sounds including "real world" sounds
Arts and entertainment
  • Concrete (comics), a comic book series written by Paul Chadwick
  • Concrete, the English translation of Thomas Bernhard's 1982 novel Beton
  • Concrete poetry, a form of poetry
  • Concrete (film), a 2004 Japanese film that recounts the story of the Junko Furuta murder
  • Concrete, DeWitt County, Texas, an unincorporated community
  • Concrete, Guadalupe County, Texas, a former town
  • Concrete, Washington, a town
  • Concrete (student newspaper), at the University of East Anglia in Norwich
  • Concrete (philosophy), the opposite of abstract
  • Concrete (extraction), a fragrance extraction term for the waxy mass remaining after solvent extraction
Concrete (Pet Shop Boys album)

Concrete is the seventeenth album by the British band Pet Shop Boys. It was released on 23 October 2006. Due to be called Concert, on 20 September 2006, Pet Shop Boys announced that the album was going to be called Concrete, which was the title that they originally wanted for the album. It is the first live concert to be released by the band on Audio CD.

Concrete (Izzy Stradlin album)

Concrete is the ninth studio album by former Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin. The album continues the iTunes-exclusive pattern, and was released in 2008.

Concrete (student newspaper)

Concrete is the University of East Anglia's student newspaper. With a circulation of up to 5,000, Concrete is free and published fortnightly on a Tuesday, during term time. The newspaper celebrated its 250th issue in January 2011.

Concrete is compiled by a team of around 25 section editors and headed by the editor-in-chief. It is distributed throughout campus and around Norwich as a free pickup newspaper. Distribution locations include the Theatre Royal, Puppet Theatre and a number of establishments located within the Golden Triangle. It is printed by local newspaper group Archant.

Its sections include News, Comment, Features, Sport, Global, Travel, Lifestyle, Science and Tech and Environment. Inside Concrete is Venue, a 24-page culture supplement which includes Music, Film, Arts, Creative Writing, Gaming, Fashion and TV. Previous issues have included interviews with Tony Blair, Nick Clegg, Charles Clarke, Paul McCartney, Harrison Ford, Stephen Fry, Max Mosley and Greg James.

Concrete also publishes annual drug and sex surveys.

Concrete (Sunny Sweeney album)

Concrete is the second studio album by American country music singer Sunny Sweeney. It was released on August 23, 2011 via Republic Nashville. The album includes the singles " From a Table Away", " Staying's Worse Than Leaving" and " Drink Myself Single", all of which have charted within the top 40 of Hot Country Songs.

Concrete (perfumery)

Concrete, in perfumery, is a semi-solid mass obtained by solvent extraction of fresh plant material.

Concrete (novel)

Concrete (Beton, 1982) is a novel by Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard.

Like many of Bernhard’s books, it is written in the form of a monologue--essentially a rant lasting for 150 pages with no chapter breaks or even separate paragraphs--by Rudolf, a Viennese amateur musicologist and convalescent. Almost completely isolated from the world, Rudolf, who suffers from sarcoidosis, has spent his adult life pursuing many writing projects on classical musicians.

Usage examples of "concrete".

Set adjacent to my hotel was Gringos, an establishment of bamboo and thatch above a concrete deck and open to the aira tourist bar that, since there were no tourists, catered chiefly to expatriates and young Honduran women.

There was a deck of cumulus far below but through big breaks, the pilots could see the deeply indented coastline of the Takao area and the big concrete airdrome of Einansho.

The barn was empty, and the concrete aisleway felt cold and threatening in comparison to the bright rectangles of warm sunlight framed by the doorways at either end.

I walked down each side, using a laid path of concrete flags, looking as well as I could through the windows.

The flat concrete benches were ashine with bream and gilthead, pilchards, sardines and mackerel.

Ancient power cables and sagging telephone poles laced the parish like atherosclerotic veins, as did concrete and asphalt roads, many no longer used but still stretching like taut lines of scar tissue across the fields and meadows.

Concrete countertops, various shades of gray in the polished glass tile backsplash, stainless appliances.

DEA had no concrete proof, the Bahamian government refused to cooperate in producing a search warrant.

Abu Batn was the first to find it-the narrow crevice with the flight of concrete steps leading upward.

The house was supported not by a mountain but by a massive gengineered beanstalk, stiffened by a single concrete pillar.

Then Bengazi released the brake and let the machine carry itself to the concrete floor.

The car flew downhill at what had to be close to a hundred miles per hour, veering smoothly one way or the other at forks in the road that were widened and banked like a concrete bobsled course.

It was a far cry from the faded lines on concrete that had defined the school court on which they used to play, and she was impressed that Bonita Vista had such a professional, state-of-the-art facility.

He boasted that no steel or concrete shit barn could hold a Chippewa, and he had eel like properties in spite of his enormous size.

Hearing the unending whine of tires on interstate concrete, broken only by chuckhole thumps and the stepdown of gears as the bus pulled off the highway for one of its frequent stops to expel or ingest passengers, to refuel with liquefied coal and resupply with boiler water, to allow passengers to consume lukewarm food at dirty bus stations or anonymous diners.