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So each day we prolong the amount of time we close off the Corniche road, to pressure the government, without completely paralyzing the city," he added.
Close off the right nostril again and exhale and inhale once though your left nostril.
Police last night said staff from Northumbria Water were due in early today to close off the outfall at the nearby Cow Green reservoir which feeds the waterfall, to reduce the heavy flow of water over the falls and allow divers to start searching.
We had to close off drain covers to stop the fuel getting into the water courses and call out the city council gritter to make the carriageway safe.
Locals claimed this was one more step in a bid to close off the entire 400-acre property to all but fee-paying tourists.
The MDHC, and their rich backers among the ferry companies, should not be allowed to arbitrarily close off to the public a walkway which has been enjoyed by many generations of residents.
This decision changed everything because it was necessary for the family to completely close off their past lives and enter a witness protection program with new identities.
22, engineers from Kazakhstan and the United States set off a small nonnuclear blast to close off tunnels at the test site.
Still, the main effect of Maud Lavin's essay may be to close off the market from any book on the same material for a long time.
How can the police just close off two of the busiest roads in the city because someone thought they heard gunfire?