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Grade

(1) A designated ground level. (2) To change the contours of land.

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And don't forget to check out our complete top 30 at our website, WalesOnline, and see who made the grade in our countdown of the smartest businessman around too.
Meanwhile, district spokeswoman Regina Klaers had stated that the school district was committed to its partnership with McDonald's for the rewards program, known as "Made the Grade."
Abse's memoir is one of 10 titles which made the grade out of all of the eligible books published in 2007.
However, McDonald's "Made the Grade" program, which offers the free Happy Meal, remains in place.
The group estimates that around 2,000 racehorses, which have not made the grade as racers, are killed in slaughterhouses every year.
In the August issue, experts deliver the gospel on everything from the most timeless pieces from mass catalog retailers (Pottery Barn's side chair and Target's leather lamp made the grade) to the most sumptuous linens for every budget (Restoration Hardware, Frette).
Once he has made the grade with poultry at Pennywell Farm in Devon, owner Chris Murray will let him loose with his flock.
"Liverpool wanted to take him to a tournament in Italy last week and they'd agreed Hamilton's asking price, which would have earned them in excess of pounds 1m if James made the grade," revealed his agent, Bill McMurdo.
Smith, 27, was signed by the Gunners as a talented schoolboy but never made the grade.