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depot

  1. a business premise which is used to warehouse (i.e. store) goods in transit as part of a physical DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL engaged in the movement of goods from their place of manufacture to WHOLESALERS and RETAILERS of the product.
  2. a business premise which is used to provide a central parking facility for fleet operators of lorries, vans, coaches and buses who are engaged in the distribution of goods and the provision of travel services.
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Some ragged little boys from the depot sold pop and iced lemonade under a white umbrella at the corner, and made faces at the spruce youngsters who came to dance.
At last there was something to do in those long, empty summer evenings, when the married people sat like images on their front porches, and the boys and girls tramped and tramped the board sidewalks-- northward to the edge of the open prairie, south to the depot, then back again to the post-office, the ice-cream parlour, the butcher shop.
When the train glided into the depot he was on his feet and ready to leave it.
What excellent order they kept about that vast depot! There was no frantic crowding and jostling, no shouting and swearing, and no swaggering intrusion of services by rowdy hackmen.
"You tell him to come down by the depot. I got to see him and I'm going away on the local.
The day after the letter arrived in New Orleans, Susan and Emmeline were attached, and sent to the depot to await a general auction on the following morning; and as they glimmer faintly upon us in the moonlight which steals through the grated window, we may listen to their conversation.
Gold is already coming down, nuggets of it, and he is opening a depot to buy all the mahogany and ivory in the country.
This had given him a glimpse of a profitable future, in which his village would serve as the one depot on the underground railway between Berande and Malaita.
Its wires are waiting at the dock and the depot, so that a tourist may sit in his stateroom and talk with a friend in some distant office.
Opportunity is available via the chest https://www.the-chest.org.uk/ cumbria county council requires contractors to provide labour only services for gritter drivers and mate to carry out winter maintenance services from the following depots. Services are as described in the specification.
The decision to assign the maintenance of roads between Tutume and Maitengwe and its feeder roads to Changete and Dagwi to the Nata maintenance depot was based on the desire to balance work load with the resources available in both Francistown and Nata depots.
BRTC Chairman Farid Ahmed Bhuiyan said BRTC will start selling advance tickets from May 20 for Eid holidaymakers from different depots, including Motijheel, Joarsahara, Kalayanpur, Gabtoli, Mohammadpur, Mirpur, Jatrabari, Gazipur and Narayanganj.