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BOARD. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it requires a greater number to perform certain acts.

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At the moment, stations platforms are lower than foot boards. We should also have clean and green environment at and around stations.
"We are actively running campaigns to sensitise people against travelling on rooftops or standing on foot boards of the train doors," said G K Bansal, a railways spokesman.
There, two angled canvases raised the cut grain between them over the large power wheel and deposited it on a platform where two men rode on foot boards. Each had a table in front of him on which to hand-tie bundles before dropping them to the ground.
Axemen climb a 12-foot pole (tree) using only an axe and foot boards. This is done by cutting a notch into the tree, and tip of board inserted into notch.
Here, the bed itself is very elegant, with its carved head and foot boards. The crisp bedlinen is from Christy (
By comparison, the current standard-definition 10-by-10 foot boards, installed in 2001, total 400 square feet.
Stanley originally intended the line for panels and flat parts, but testing showed it could also be used for "semi flat" assembled pieces such as bunk bed ladders, intricate head and foot boards with heavy turned detailing, thereby freeing the first finishing line for more case goods.
Also available in Disney Princess design, the bed comes with two soft foldaway underbed storage boxes, printed head and foot boards and side panels with a tubular steel frame.