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Slide Ruler

In auto sales, a buyer who insists on justification for each price offered. A slide ruler picks apart each new price the salesperson quotes, and may calculate taxes and other fees on his/her own. In other words, a slide ruler does not trust the numbers the dealership offers until he/she proves their accuracy himself/herself.
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SLIDE RULERS Ivanovic and Drogba enjoy celebrating the striker's goal
Back then, students used slide rulers rather than computers, and the phones they called home on were attached to the walls.
CHAMPIONS The Portadown side which won the league in 1996 CLASH Davidson took on legend Cantona AT THE DOUBLE The Ports after winning the Irish Cup in 1991 FOE TO FRIEND Davidson is now playing under former derby rival McBride at Tandragee SLIDE RULERS Davidson shows Eric Cantona he's no respecter of reputations in a pre-season friendly in 1996 but the Frenchman displayed his equal temper to exact retribution
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At the age of 23, as a self-taught engineer, he laid the foundation for Reed Research, where slide rulers, pulleys, levers, and blueprints would dominate his life for two decades as he filed patent after patent and built a team of foreign-born scientists that helped America win the war and preserve peace.