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Assay

Metal purity test to confirm that the metal meets the standards for trading on a commodities exchange (commodities exchange center).

Assay

To test precious metals for their purity. This is important to commodities and futures involving precious metals, in which the quality of the underlying metals must be specified in the contract.

assay

A test to determine the purity of gold, silver, or other precious metals. Metals used for delivery of futures contracts must be assayed to verify that they meet standards established by the exchange on which the contracts trade.
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Bumgardner added that the "third actor" in Irma Vep is the team of dressers, Michael Karraer and Dona Lancaster, who choreograph the costume changes.
In 1981, Irma Milnes was the first winner of the Claude Aubry Award, given by IBBY Canada for distinguished service within the field of children's literature.
On one occasion Irma claimed to have met Becks at London's Claridges Hotel.
We paint," Irma added in a later interview, "but with red clay or with white clay, not with paints.
When averaged over different patients, Siemens Immulite ACTH results are typically lower than those from the Scantibodies IRMA, and are probably typically lower than historical Nichols Institute Diagnostics values in the clinically significant critical range of plasma ACTH of 2.
Part of that contribution is due to the fact that Irma is a fascinating character, an engaging, unconventional woman most unlikely to emerge from a poor Central American country.
IRMA (Internationalization Resource Management Application) is a website dedicated to the translation efforts for the Linspire operating system and various Open Source projects.
He told an audience including Bono and his wife Ali and Ronan Keating and wife Yvonne: "Thanks to the IRMA and the Rats, who were a great band.
There are photographs of the lovers and of friends at the Giubbe Rosse and elsewhere in Florence, dating from the era of Irma's and Eusebio's affair, and two letters by Irma Brandeis, one from 1935 and addressed to Montale, and another from 1979 intended for the future readers of the poet's letters to her.
7 billion discs produced worldwide, IRMA forecasts that by 2008, annual factory shipments of DVDs globally will approach 7 billion units.