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  1. a FINANCIAL SECURITY such as a government STOCK which can always be obtained on demand because there is continuous supply
  2. the issue of TREASURY BILLS and government BONDS which are sold directly to government departments as opposed to being sold on the open market.
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This is Spinal Tap charted a troubled tour by the fictional British band, in which Shearer plays bassist Derek Smalls.
Revisiting Spinal Tap from time to time gives Guest a chance to live every performer's dream, and ditch his day job as filmmaker to play rock star.
However, there are a few babies every once in a while who are actually diagnosed with meningitis, which can only be diagnosed via spinal tap.
Doe bravely picked up the pedestrian pace into the bend out of the back straight with 4f to run and was rewarded by hanging on in a three-way photo with Spinal Tap and Medieval Maiden.
Robin Turner Every rock cliche there is: Many rock bands have feared they were the inspiration for the classic rock spoof This is Spinal Tap.
Getting to the root of serious vision problems may involve MRI scans, a spinal tap, and other tests to definitely diagnose MS and rule out other, rarer possibilities.
For example, Lombreglia borrows Gunther's successful screenplay idea--"bars scenes, motorcycle scenes, dressing room scenes, rehearsal scenes, groupie love scenes, and the monster victory-concert scene at the end" (330)--from Rob Reiner's 1984 mock "rockumentary" This is Spinal Tap.
Many of their antics could come straight from the 1984 spoof rock documentary This Is Spinal Tap, including endless wind-ups and mickey-taking about their standing as the world's biggest band.
Belfer suggested "tapping" the child with a first febrile seizure because of the possibility of meningitis ("Use of Spinal Tap for Febrile Seizures Selectively," May 2002, p.
Using This Is Spinal Tap and Bob Roberts as their models, the two actor-writers enlisted Oscar winner--and former acting classmate--Mira Sorvino as producer and actor-director Griffin Dunne as director.
What editors Jeremy Braddock and Stephen Hock have assembled is a cultural studies book that splits the differance between your typical academic compendium and its self-conscious parody, merging the deadly serious (this is from the University of Minnesota Press, after all) with the quasi irreverent (the era of High Deconstruction being over, acolytes of its textual fetishism now move into their mock-u-retical Spinal Tap phase).