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tap

  1. a FINANCIAL SECURITY such as a government STOCK which can always be obtained on demand because there is continuous supply
  2. the issue of TREASURY BILLS and government BONDS which are sold directly to government departments as opposed to being sold on the open market.
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I've done it a few times, like in Spinal Tap. I don't like being in movies that I direct, because it's a split focus.
In "Spinal Tap," Nigel's famous bit about amplifiers that "go to 11" was prewritten because the prop amps had to be made.
In Spinal Tap, where everything goes to 11, that's what it's like.
HBO ordered eight episodes of "Family Tree," which will be produced by Guest and Piddock, along with NBC Universal International (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Lucky Giant Productions and "Spinal Tap" producer Karen Murphy.
THE greatest band that never was, rock parody Spinal Tap, are going head to head with rock giants AC/DC, as the shortlist for Classic Rock magazine's Rock Roll of Honour was announced.
Cerebral spinal fluid is obtained by performing a spinal tap, in which a needle is inserted into an area in the lower back where fluid in the spinal canal is easily accessed.
Doctors and patients have long hoped for an alternative to the spinal tap, a key test for multiple sclerosis.
Robert Havlin, rider of runnerup Spinal Tap, was banned for five days (June 24-28) for excessive use of the whip and using it down the shoulder in the forehand position.
It was really cool because I don't even know who is who sometimes--even I get confused!"Spinal Tap lives!* The seminal spoof rock band Spinal Tap made a reunion appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York last week with a new 15-minute film describing their lives since the original This Is Spinal Tap mockumentary was released in 1984.
SPINAL Tap star Christopher Guest has won plaudits recently for directing mockumentaries Best In Show and A Mighty Wind.
According to the company, Quicksilva is providing both consultancy and its integration tool, Spinal Tap, to enable Boots to exchange electronic prescriptions with the NHS data store, known as the Spine.
Getting to the root of serious vision problems may involve MRI scans, a spinal tap, and other tests to definitely diagnose MS and rule out other, rarer possibilities.