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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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The violence that their awakening would bring to the modern world is held at bay only by the devotion and commitment of a guardian family.
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.
FRANCE head coach Marc Lievremont paid tribute to the Welsh defence after watching his side held at bay.
But even in national parks, time can be held at bay for only so long.
Now's the time to go, with the wildflowers in full swing, the boats back on schedule, the tourists held at bay, and the best campsites (numbers 4, 5, and 6, with city-skyline panoramas) not yet booked by the summer rush.
Yes, but once upon a time curiosity was held at bay until kids were old enough to reach a top shelf or sneak into an 18 movie.
Another historical example worth noting is how Russian forces were held at bay by the fanatical resistance of the Finns in 1939, until that small nation was simply overwhelmed by sheer numbers.
Most viruses can largely be held at bay through antivirus software and filtering technology, but the major threat today is less obvious," says Chair of eema's UK Regional Interest Group, Martin Linda.
While the delay in progressing to Alzheimer's disease had a limited effect in this case, it comes at an early stage of memory loss, a critically important time for patients and families hoping that the disease can be held at bay," says Neil Buckholtz, chief of the Dementias of Aging Branch at the National Institute on Aging.