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to make a large profit

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stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber

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a strip fixed to something to hold it firm

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furnish with battens

secure with battens

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A state of emergency was declared as locals and tourists fled or battened down the hatches.
I am pleased to report, however, that members of' the staff made their way into the office even as the federal government battened down the hatches and closed for two days.
In a survey they found that 81 per cent of small businesses across the country had battened down the hatches over the last six months.
At a site considered safe and equipped with tree-trimming equipment, front-end loaders, and a volunteer staff ready to begin work at first light, "we battened down the hatches and waited," Burbage says.
I battened down the hatches last night,'' said Althaus, who moved to Thousand Oaks five years ago from the San Fernando Valley, largely because of the city's reputation as a safe haven.
MAR has battened down the hatches somewhat in recent months, slowing its new hotel development in response to poor industry conditions.
HOMES across the country yesterday battened down the hatches after storm forecasters warned a tornado was on the way.
But in the final 45 minutes Port Talbot took their foot off the gas and Welshpool battened down the hatches.
DAVE JONES has battened down the hatches ahead of Cardiff City's play-off crunch at Hillsborough tomorrow.
The Proteas lost captain Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs for just 10 runs in reply to the tourists' 369 before De Villiers (48 not out) and Kallis (72 not out) battened down the hatches and initially weathered the storm before starting to play more and more expansively eventually reaching 140 for 2.