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The new landfill, which has been fortified with an underground earthquake-resistant wall anchored in bedrock, is covered by a flexible-membrane liner and geo-composite fabric, two feet of clay, topsoil and grass.
NO FEET OF CLAY Nadal wants to defy his doubters in Paris
So it was with Feet of Clay, an exhibition in the street-level display windows of Nordstrom, the company's flagship department store in Seattle, Washington, US held in conjunction with NCECA 2012.
In the light of recent revelations of people in high places with feet of clay, why on earth are we prepared to hand over this licence for unprecedented influence over our police service, knowing that absolute power corrupts absolutely?
Feet of clay There's something in the air today, I think it's brand new, I know not what it is yet, I feel its Presence, a shadow of you, Here by my side an ever inside All of my dreams, Who took my heart, tore it apart And just ripped its seams, Sailing away leaving me, the 'why' Ever in my mind, That last night, the silence from our Fight, now desperate to find, The girl, at last the one, that I met One rainy, night, Alone in a darkened bar, we talked till The morning light, There's something in the air tonight that Wasn't there yesterday, She's gone and so is my bank balance, What's in the air today?
The sequel, Feet of Clay, which starts in 1952, is a blacker book, focusing on the materialistic and self-absorbed Godfrey Parson, known as God.
IT'S painful when idols are found to have feet of clay.
Suddenly he's a hero with feet of clay and, worse still, isn't it cruel that horses are forced to jump and risk hurting themselves when they fall?
They all had feet of clay, evidently, apart from Steve Bull, Clement Attlee etc.
I feel that most modern biography is ruinous, as it is obsessed with proving these men had feet of clay.
THE racing world does go in for idols with feet of clay - we like our heroes as they should be, choc full of courage and commitment.
Municipal landfills are typically lined with a single 60 mm sheet of hard plastic over two feet of clay.