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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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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.
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.
In circumstances where markets are not providing the opportunity to cover our cash costs, we will continue to mothball or retire capacity.
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.
ALMOST 70 manufacturing workers at a trailer firm are to be laid off after a German company decided to mothball its County Durham production facilities.
But in 1993, Saudi Aramco decided to partly mothball some fields producing heavy and medium crudes.
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.
today announced that it plans to mothball or retire 622 megawatts (MW)* of capacity at certain peaking plants and units that serve the PJM Interconnection (Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland).
According to a spokesperson for Wabash, the company expects to mothball the facility by the end of February.
to mothball its Thunder Bay division could turn out to be the last nail in the coffin for several area sawmills.
announced today that it will mothball gas-fired generation in two phases totaling 2,990 megawatts (MW).
The company said it had completed a review of its power station portfolio and had now to decide whether to mothball both plants or close them all together.