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pitfall

noun abyss, catch, chasm, danger, dangerous spot, exposure to danger, exposure to harm, fovea, hazard, imminent danger, obstacle, peril, predicament, problem, quagmire, risk, risks, snare, threat, trap
See also: hazard, trap, trouble
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They also allowed the calculation of species abundance (number of individuals of each species captured in the pitfall traps), species occurrence (number of pitfalls traps in which each species occurred) and mean number of individuals of each species per "positive" pitfall trap (i.
The first proportion was number of track-monitoring stations with tracks and captured vertebrates in the pitfalls compared to all track-monitoring stations with tracks.
From avoiding the pitfalls of rapid growth to taking a second or third look at members who may have fallen on hard times, credit unions seek growth.
Davison succinctly shares his insider secrets to the pitfalls of trust deed lending by revealing clearly the inherent conflicts of interest between the investors and the mortgage brokers, the crippling high fractionalized lending model, the dangers in unimproved land speculation, the "creative math" of interest reserves, the commercial property myth, the gamble of future variations, and the inept nature of loan-to-own underwriting.
In the world we live in there are pitfalls, some can be put there deliberately, some are just the pitfalls young guys face when they're out and about in big cities "I don't think they will be targets but this is the world we live in.
With wound and practical advice on avoiding the pitfalls of the contracts, identifying and establishing your rights, and how to utilize a contract to personal advantage, "The Franchise Fraud" is very highly recommended as essential reading to anyone contemplating the purchase of a franchised business.
An attorney also provides some additional insights for each of the pitfalls.
Emergency medicine; avoiding the pitfalls and improving the outcomes.
The first CCA Community meeting was held on June 24, 2004, and addressed avoiding the pitfalls of section 8084(c).
PC Phil McCabe said: "The scheme sets out to highlight both the pitfalls and pleasures of owning and driving a car.