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the area on a billiard table behind the balkline

one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof

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refuse to comply

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As I read this statement, if an ODP exists, the pilot should consider executing it after a balked landing.
What accounts for the behavior of the teacher who initially balked at drawing a line through a photo of Saddam?
MAY 23: White Sox pitcher Bill Simas balked Derek Jeter home in the 10th inning to give the Yankees an 8-7 win at Comiskey Park.
We had a couple more cordial conversations and then when it came time for an extended one, he balked.
She even balked when executive producer Wolf Koenig finally approached her about taking the lead on her own film.
While New York State and City both pass budgets that contain layoffs, cuts in services, and closed parks and: Gilbert balked, "Wealthy New Yorkers are reaping a $100 million subsidy as a result of rent regulation.
But committee members balked at an immediate okay, noting that Rifkin (president of the Washington, D.
While respondents from states in the tornado belt balked at subsidizing coastal states, those in high-risk areas would welcome a federal backstop.
While some DWP officials have balked at getting into used-car sales, a Colorado activist plans to offer $1.
Administrators balked at that proposal but did agree to modify the school's mission statement to assert, "Critical thinking, along with objective and thorough investigation of data and theories in all areas of study, is necessary to ensure the success of the educational program.