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Synonyms for mothball

a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing

put into long-term storage

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Education convener Susan McGill said the decision to mothball any school was never taken lightly.
She was an affectionate little wombat and had been through a lot, they told me over tea and biscuits while Mothball butted her way around their kitchen.
Even though they are not as popular as they once were, mothballs are still used by many people to keep stored clothes, furniture and carpets free of hungry pests like moths.
Sales, after sales, marketing and administrative staff, and workers at its regional sales centres across the UK - a total of 68 - will be kept on following the decision to mothball production.
We are investing a great deal of time and money to safely mothball the iron and steel-making plants and maintain them in such a way that they can be turned back on again relatively quickly if a viable and longterm solution can be found.
Anna Turley, MP for Redcar, said the Government should bear the costs since it had rejected plans to fund the PS35m required to mothball the site.
As early as summer last year, RWE Generation had decided to temporarily mothball the two older gas-fired power plants at the Lingen site, Emsland B and C, from the second quarter of 2014.
SIR - Gordon Triggs, the Ukip parliamentary candidate for Gower, says (Letters, April 28) that "the EU is a great believer in manmade global warming", that it "has given Corus pounds 600m of taxpayers' money to mothball the Teesside Steel plant, putting 5,000 people out of work" and that "the next Corus steel closures might be uncomfortably close to Pontypridd".
Corus issued a statement confirming it would start to partially mothball the steelworks on Friday.
According to a spokesperson for Wabash, the company expects to mothball the facility by the end of February.
But in 1993, Saudi Aramco decided to partly mothball some fields producing heavy and medium crudes.
to mothball its Thunder Bay division could turn out to be the last nail in the coffin for several area sawmills.
I'm at work doing the mothball with a couple of other workers.
Power firm International Power is to mothball half the generation capacity of its North Wales power station.