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a: building ~
b: floats' in a sea of soil

What:

"It is called a raft because the building is like a vessel that 'floats' in a sea of soil. Mat Foundations are used where the soil is week, and therefore building loads ..."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Sep 15 2016 4:08 PM



a: building ~
b: smorgasbord

What:

"Seriously, this building is like a smorgasbord of fashionable design motifs rolled into a bizarre omelette"


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Writer: Zoe Rosenberg
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Date: Sep 15 2016 4:10 PM



a: building ~
b: pond

What:

"According to a new study, many dark, shiny surfaces, including buildings, asphalt roads, and even gravestones, can confuse--and ultimately harm--insects and other tnimals because of the way they reflect ligh"


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Writer: Phil Berardelli
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Date: Sep 15 2016 4:13 PM



a: building ~
b: human being

What:

"Superiority in a building is like superiority in a human being. A superior man is one who is above doing an inferior thing-a superior building is one which is ..."


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Writer: Frank Lloyd Wright
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Date: Sep 15 2016 4:16 PM



a: Building a laser ~
b: A long climb

What:

"Challenge. It probably goes without saying that the production of coherent light - even if for a short time - from a totally homemade laser represents a tremendous achievement with enormous satisfaction value. Why do people climb mountains? Building a laser is like climbing from the depths of the Pacific to the top of Everest and beyond. Note: If you don't believe this then you will probably not have enough motivation to complete the project!"


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Writer: Samuel M. Goldwasser
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Date: Feb 21 2014 5:52 PM


All The Right Stuffs/in The Right Places

a: Rebuilding a motor ~
b: baking a cake

What: "Building or Rebuilding a motor is like baking a cake.I want the chef that knows what ingredients to ad"

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Writer: Halfhooked
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Date: Oct 3 2013 10:41 AM



a: Rebuilding any carburetor ~
b: brain surgery

What: "I think you still have carburetor issues. Rebuilding any carburetor is like brain surgery. It must be done in a totally clean environment and you must know exactly what you are doing. Anything less and it's easy to make mistakes. How confident are you in the quality of your rebuild job?"

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Writer: 71skylark3504v
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Date: Oct 1 2013 6:03 PM


A Nano-sculpture.....

a: Building a 3-d protein model ~
b: looking at a piece of sculpture in a gallery

What: "Building a 3-D model is like looking at a piece of sculpture in a gallery. Only by walking around the piece and viewing its various sides and angles can the brain build a mental image of the art and fully comprehend its dimension, perspective, and scale. The same is true using a computer. Only by piecing together many different views of a molecule from a microscope can a computer build a model of the molecular assembly."

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Writer: Jason Socrates Bardi
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Date: Oct 8 2014 4:34 PM


Afghanistan As Mudpie

a: State-building in afghanistan ~
b: baking a pavlova with mud

What: "The concept of state-building as part of irregular warfare or countering irregular threats is valid - so long as the makings are present in the state to be built. State-building in Afghanistan is like trying to bake a pavlova with only mud pie ingredients."

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Writer: SJP ONeill
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Date: Mar 12 2012 6:41 PM


Team Film As Team Nfl

a: Building film production deals ~
b: NFL team signing free agents

What: "Building a team of production deals is something like an NFL team's signing free agents in the off season. You need some real star to be the leaders and the attention-getters so others will follow"

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Writer: Mike Medavoy
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Date: Jul 29 2012 4:32 PM


Engineering A Point Of A Care Device

a: Building a point of care device ~
b: Building the Golden Gate Bridge

What: The bridge was built from both sides. They didn't start on the San Francisco side and start building. First, engineers determined that an anchorage could be built on both sides. Once each side had a strong foundation construction could begin. Point of care devices should follow a similar pattern; bridge the chemistry and the manufacturing process BEFORE the chemistry and manufacturing are set. Build the device from both sides. This insures that such devises can be built consistently and well.

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Writer: mattyflynn
LCC: QD
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 20 2010 9:13 AM



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