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SPECULATION, contracts. The hope or desire of making a profit by the purchase and resale of a thing. Pard. Dr. Com. n. 12. The profit so made; as, be made a good speculation.

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Mobile Specs provides mobile and web-based applications that include data for 20,000 commercially available plastic materials from 100 resin suppliers.
Comedienne and writer Jenny Eclair was given the Iconic Specs Wearer Award, who said she was "thrilled and proud" with the accolade.
Ice Cube also made potentially the richest deal of his career when he brought his spec script, "Janky Promoters" to Bob Weinstein at Dimension.
"This is a very exciting development for Spec Check U.S.
Richard Holesinger, county materials engineer, informally presented his draft spec. Holesinger said the county accepted the same deleterious materials limits as proposed by MoDOT, but has not yet settled on a mix design approach for adjustment of the PG grade of virgin asphalt in the mix.
Penny also confessed to a soft spot for men in specs, particularly her 59-year-old rock star boyfriend.
"It can benefit both large and small districts, because it helps them identify what products are right for them by seeing the equipment, not just looking at spec sheets."
Ideally, the spec will standardize communication between SAN storage devices and management applications.
Wearing them makes me feel as vulnerable as Piggy in that terrifying film version of Lord Of The Flies - all you have to do is knock my specs off and I'm done for, unable to see anything, reduced to standing with my back against solid structures until someone kind comes to guide me home.
Outfit specs with the same neutral color combinations as your models, so buyers can visualize their new homes.
A common tactic is to call in three or four vendors, run them through a dog and pony show with no specs or only the most vague of specs, run a test or two, a pilot or two and, viola, the IRA or Justice has a new software standard which was achieved in a manner similar to palm reading or looking at birth signs.
We took the injection molding and blow molding machine specs that have appeared for many decades in our annual Processing Handbook & Buyers' Guide and made them interactive.