space-filler

space-filler

n
(Journalism & Publishing) a short article of little or no importance written to fill space in a magazine or newspaper
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006585 25x68 sponsor_agree__ 11/07/2011 11:21 "Scottish football is simply a space-filler until the Premiership starts and then we hear about nothing else.
Another great space-filler is Bidens aurea in varying depths of yellow.
Scottish ace Anderson takes on John Part in a space-filler caused by Wayne Mardle's withdrawal, one of two warm-up tussles before Terry Jenkins takes on Raymond van Barneveld.
Formerly gay iCandy, the now hetero-oriented lounge Seven caters to good-looking locals and space-filler "slashies"--model/actor/waiter types--which makes for great people watching among the multiple enclaves.
Connolly comes to a rather grim conclusion in this catalogue of everyone's fifteen minutes: "In the end, we're all bores: / space-filler, errant name tags, plates cleared from the buffet.
His bulk makes Toeaina an adequate space-filler, but scouts believe his technique could use some polishing.
ABC is enlisting the unscripted (and hardly compatible) "Wife Swap" to play before football in most of the country and after the game in the West; it's a lock to improve on last year's perf here with space-filler "The Benefactor.
United might take note then that failure to overturn a 1-0 deficit in next Tuesday's home Champions League qualifying round second leg against Zalaegerszeg - with all of its football and financial implications - could provide a follow-up saga to make the whole Keane business look like a silly season space-filler.
but one suspects it has another function--as a textured, readymade space-filler For this is an artist whose main focus is the body in isolation, and who doesn' seem to know quite what to do with the odd bits of canvas left over.
Whether Ray Mears will ever court such popularity is doubtful, but this 10-minute space-filler is as close as the Beeb ever gets to those old style public service films these days.
IT'S the time of year when everybody and his auntie posts their 'albums of the year' list, and we wouldn't dream of insulting you with such a brazen space-filler.
IT WOULD be hard to imagine a summer space-filler more lazily thrown together than I Love 1970 (Saturday, BBC2).
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