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Property website Rightmove prepared the ground for a stock listing that analysts believe could value the business at more than pounds 200 million.
prepared the ground for its war on terror long before the terrorist attacks of September 11.
For example: "the mosaics of San Marco set the tone for the painterly achievements of Venetians in the sixteenth century"(55); "the invention of light-catching textures in the costume prepared the ground for broken, painterly brushwork in the era of Giorgione" (182).