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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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Antigua and Barbuda: Irma damaged or destroyed an estimated 90% of the structures on the island of Barbuda, home to about 1,400 people.
Irma Schluter did not recall ever being seriously affected by other weather events, including snowstorms and earthquakes, which are more common in Washington.
But Miami's defiant "remainers" yesterday refused to be cowed by Irma.
Meteorologists warned that by Saturday morning scenes of far greater devastation were sure to emerge as Irma worked her way along the northern coast westward through Sancti Spiritus and Villa Clara provinces where it is forecast to turn northward toward Florida.
Leyenda: Irma quiere relanzar una carrera que empezo hace mas de 30 anos.
Santiago Meza Lopez trabajaba para el narco, pero Irma se rehusa a creer que dentro de la cadena productiva del crimen organizado "su viejito", su marido, su Santiago, haya hecho el trabajo que dicen que hizo.
2-3 years ago, IRMA formed a Lube Safety Working Group that is a growing network of researchers involved with research on lube safety, advocates, policy makers, and other stakeholders who are interested in this issue.
The coming-of-age story turns picaresque as Irma abandons her home and the film, fleeing to Chihuahua City, Acapulco, and Mexico City with Aggie and their younger sister, Ximena.
Irma Voth is well-written, but the slow pace of the first 150 or so pages makes that section challenging to read.
Tere and Irma are not lesbians, nor does the novel imply lesbian attraction between the two women, but Esquibel's analysis does encourage scholars of female friendship to challenge heteronormative interpretations of Chicana texts that may, however, invite a lesbian reading.
So after a planned introduction, including the slightly unnecessary opening number Very Superstitious, sung by her drummer (the audience was pretty well warmed up by the Soul Rebels brass band), Irma threw the gig open to the public.
Librarian, editor, author and consultant for Canadian children's literature, Irma proposed the creation of a Canadian centre for children's literature in 1972 in a paper to the Ontario Royal Commission on Canadian Publishing.