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Squeeze

Period when stocks or commodities futures increase in price and investors who have sold short must cover their short positions to prevent loss of large amounts of money.

Credit Squeeze

A situation in which it is difficult to finance through borrowing. A credit squeeze often occurs when economic growth is declining and/or when interest rates rise. The Federal Reserve is often blamed for credit squeezes when they raise target interest rates, but it may occur through private sector actions as well, such as a systemic rise in bad debt. See also: Credit crunch.
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The squeezer is suitable for drip systems--also called microirrigation systems--that use thin-walled, easily compressed tubing that's either above ground or buried.
Now, thanks to a new American distribution company, Lemon Squeezers, LLC, this sophisticated citrus squeezer is making its debut in kitchens and restaurants all across the United States.
ON his first night, Barrymore inspected a cactus in a bid to get airtime, top, before attempting to poke the eyes out of a portrait of the Queen using a lemon squeezer.
FOR an orange squeezer with a difference, there's this otherworldly creation (far right) designed by Philippe Starck for Alessi in 1990.
Also on display will be the Heuft squeezer which has been designed for on-line plastic bottle leak detection.
However, had the squeezer been not a colleague but the boss, I'm sure I would have thought twice about giving him a public slapdown.
The wacky poster portrays her as a human lemon squeezer.
Through its patented Velocity and Squeezer technologies, Vhayu combines software and hardware to provide significant competitive advantages by enabling faster and smarter trading decisions for financial firms concerned with the processing and storage of market data.
ATHE Easy Out tube squeezer, which is designed for one-handed use, allows the last drop to be squeezed from the nozzle of the tube.
NFCA, which operates two automatic molding lines, a squeezer line and a nobake line, also replaced its two 2,000-lb.
He's the bloke who has designed hotels, windmills and cult chairs, but is best known for a lemon squeezer that looks like a spider.
Eating oranges evokes my former sister-in-law and the 1960s, when every aspiring household owned a proper juice squeezer.