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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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Coastal cities like New York are battening down the hatches, and giant ozone clouds hide the Indian Ocean in gloom.
Hong Kong was battening down the hatches and warning the public to take safety precautions yesterday as deadly Typhoon Babs approached the south China coast.
And in those' circumstances the church has to decide whether it can best respond by being more decentralized, by allowing more free discussion within the church, or by battening down the hatches because there's a storm coming.
Businesses that were battening down the hatches in the last quarter appear to be considering taking on staff.
Broker Hargreaves Lansdown's head of UK equities Richard Hunter said investors in London were battening down the hatches as US recession fears gripped the market.
Paul Bassi, chairman of Kaupthing's Midlands board, said the announcement of the Kaupthing Opportunistic Real Estate fund came at a time when its competitors were battening down the hatches and running for cover.
One owner interviewed, who did not want to be named, said: "I got the impression they are battening down the hatches before the decision about charges is made.