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A rarely used unit of length in the U.S. system equal to five and a half feet.
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A linear unit of measurement equal to 161/2 feet.

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"That's better, Count," said the staff captain, beginning to address Rostov by his title, as if in recognition of his confession.
"It is an illness, there's no other way of explaining it," said the staff captain.
On he flew among the black pines, brandishing his staff with frenzied gestures, now giving vent to an inspiration of horrid blasphemy, and now shouting forth such laughter as set all the echoes of the forest laughing like demons around him.
* Any staff member who stays in the apartment beyond a business-related period should be charged for such use.
Under the new business model, bookstore staff would work in Internet or telephone sales or the warehouse.
Once the issue is clarified for all staff, the next two steps--separation and simplification--work hand-in-hand to increase productivity and rapidly address the growing backlog of transactions.
* Using competency models in staff training helps staff clarify what they need to learn and provides an eligibility benchmark for promotions and pay raises.
One month later, one of several veteran camp staff members called these families to communicate his enthusiasm about their enrollment and answer questions they had about life at camp and coping with homesickness.
We will try to answer these questions from the point of view of the library's customers and staff, and the larger community, as well as from our (Kathy Sullivan and Warren Taylor) own as its administrators for its first six years of operation, with an added update on the last nine months from the two current co-directors of the library, Mary Grace Barrick and Roger Stelk.
Every challenge, however, should also be viewed as an opportunity, and that's what we are endeavoring to do with Rick's departure, as well as the resignation earlier this year of Cathy Morris after almost four years as the administrative assistant to the legal staff. Rick's and Cathy's leave taking prompted a review of TEI's staffing needs (including our ongoing commitment to better internal controls), and led to creation of a new position, a promotion, and the shift of duties among several employees.
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Even when previous relationships were positive, staff members can be reluctant to learn new areas of responsibility or physically relocate.