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(1) The smallest rentable tenant space in a strip center, usually defined by the front and rear exterior walls and fire walls at either side.(2) An unfinished area between rows of columns or loadbearing walls. (3) Loading areas in warehouse or industrial space. Ascertaining the number of bays necessary and available is usually critically important when working with buyers or potential tenants of such space.

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Rothera, board chairman, said, "Any decision we make is held at bay by the Conservation Commission.
They were hammered 5-1 away to third-placed Elfsborg last time, but the home side were held at bay until the 63rd minute.
1 per cent - and is generally thought to be too small a force of gravity is held at bay by the radiation pressure and the sun exists at an apparently stable size for many millions of years.
The One East champions were held at bay for much of the opening exchanges, but the hosts couldn't be contained as they helped themselves to six tries through Dan Haymond, Polo Uhi, Josh Lewis, Ashley Sweet, Cameron Regan and Jamie Jones.
Kennett and Kenni Larsen then combined to open the lead to 12 points, and when the Brummies deployed Martin Smolinski for double points in Heat 8, he was held at bay by former Birmingham man Bager.
Looking at the seances, their relationship with spirits and clients, local rumors and legends, and the shamans' travels from the rural borderland to the city, she connects the shamans' practice with local, national and international discourses, and shows how their inspirational power is produced while their social power is held at bay.
Summary: BEIRUT: Modern medicine, with its manipulation of faulty genes and ingenious new ways of fighting off disease, has created an overriding belief that even the most uncompromising of ailments can be cured, or at the very least held at bay for decades.
Some years after the two rightist parties have been held at bay by different interpersonal conflicts largely centered around Kostov's figure.
Dame Vera could be held at bay by Jamie T's album Kings & Queens, but sales patterns suggest she has a strong chance of topping the list on Sunday.
It is possible that Dame Vera could be held at bay by Jamie T's album Kings & Queens but sales patterns suggest she has a strong chance of topping the list tomorrow.
As the head of one of the country's most peaceful provinces, he has ensured that roads get built, opium poppies are ploughed under, and the Taliban are held at bay.
The game always had another goal in it, with the Marton boys keeping up the pressure and defenders Donny Hughes, Adam Wright and goalkeeper Joe Shipp making sure the Redcar side were held at bay.