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The grid itself tapers off at its bottom right corner, signaling its deferred completion.
9 percent from 2001, attributed mainly to a decline in older smokers, whose reliance on nicotine tapers off sharply past age 60.
In a typical storm season, which tapers off at the end of October, there are 16 named tropical storms, 9 of which reach hurricane status, with winds exceeding 73 miles per hour.