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Synonyms for McGuffin

(film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot

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McGuffin demonstrated that companies could effectively navigate the NDI notification system by avoiding common pitfalls and persistently addressing specific concerns identified by FDA in reviewing notifications.
The 2013 McGuffin Grant was awarded to San Diego-based Mama's Kitchen (mamaskitchen.
McGuffin received a 10-year sentence with credit for the time he has served since first being arrested last August.
With high house prices within the catchment areas of 'good schools', Ms McGuffin said parents were being 'priced out of a good education'.
Det McGuffin, who lives in Drogheda, can be seen in photographs wearing a green Irish rugby jersey.
Lenaburg said she doesn't believe there was enough evidence for any conviction in the 11-year-old cold case, noting that the prosecution's argument was based on circumstantial evidence and statements McGuffin allegedly made over the years.
Miss McGuffin said she had a huge variety of children entering at all ability ranges.
Other entrants from in and around Santa Clarita are: Brian Jeffrey of Acton, entered with Joe Jeffrey of Vista in Class 1/2-1600; Darin McGuffin and Tommy Dittfeld of Canyon Country in Class 9; Richard Jackson of Acton in Pro Motorcycles Class 50; and David Edelstein of Acton in Sportsman Motorcycles 250cc.
With more than 15 years of experience in the electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor industries, McAweeney has a proven track record in leadership and ability to successfully execute in sales," said Roy McGuffin, CEO of Antrim Design Systems, Inc.
McGuffin noted that companies involved in the types of unlawful activities described in the article are actively evading current laws and regulations.
31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McGuffin Creative Group, an advertising and communications agency based in Chicago's West Loop, was the recent winner of six Pinnacle Awards for healthcare design and communications at the Annual Conference for the Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing & Public Relations.
COQUILLE - Nicholas James McGuffin killed his 15-year-old girlfriend 11 years ago, a Coos County jury decided Tuesday, and he'll spend the next nine years in prison paying for it.
Pushed for room, I end up sitting on the floor with Lorraine McGuffin, a 32-year-old PA.
The Canyon Country tandem of Darren McGuffin and Tommy Dittfield finished last weekend's SCORE Desert Series San Felipe 250 tied for first in their class.
Korea represents an important market for our analog and mixed-signal solutions," remarked Roy McGuffin, CEO of Antrim.