Dead Wood


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Dead Wood

A slang term for a formerly productive employee who no longer contributes in any significant way.
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So though none will agree on the exact identity of the dead wood, they will all agree on its existence and even more so on your monumental incompetence in failing to deal with it.
the stanza or your hand in the dead wood you find a locket you shut your
Small, unmanned aircraft are being used around the world to help map forests and open fields, providing early detection and assessment of pest infestation, wildlife damage, as well as the determination of moisture levels or the extent of dead wood. Drones can also be used to document the condition of tree crowns, providing razor-sharp images for researchers.
The presence of dead wood strongly and positively affects their biodiversity, nutrient and water cycling, decomposition and soil development processes, and natural regeneration (e.g., Harmon et al.
West Ham have started planning for next season and will ship out their dead wood.
Haven't we got enough dead wood on the payroll without automatically putting another bunch in the Lords?
Councils should share the top managers and chief executives roles and get rid of the dead wood. Wales should reduce the number of councils and perhaps Merthyr and Blaenau Gwent joined to form one council.
Killer Is Dead brandishes its blade and swipes away the dead wood around it, offering up a refreshing new world to explore.
If Ed Miliband wants to lead the Labour party to victory in 2015, he should begin by ridding his party of all the dead wood and transforming himself into the sort of leader we deserve.
Even those that cause disease can be important in controlling populations of plants or animals, and many insects that need dead wood depend on fungi to provide it.
Aries lady, Glasgow Everything for you this year seems to be about cutting away the dead wood, streamlining and preparing for a fresh start, and yet this can feel rather raw and painful.
This would remove the dead wood among the horse population and, coupled with a cut of fixtures to 1,200, it would help tidy things up.