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boiler room

n.
1. An area, as in a building or on a ship, that houses one or more steam boilers or hot-water tanks.
2. Informal A room equipped with telephones for making cold calls usually involving high-pressure or fraudulent sales pitches.

boiler room

n
1. (General Engineering) any room in a building (often in the basement) that contains a boiler for central heating, etc
2. (Mechanical Engineering) the part of a steam ship that houses the boilers and furnaces
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the room or department in which the real work of an organization goes on unseen
4. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (chiefly US) an office used by a team of telephone salespeople, esp of stocks and shares, operating under high pressure
5. (Law)
a. a fraudulent scheme in which investors are encouraged to buy non-existent, worthless, or over-priced shares
b. (as modifier): a boiler-room scam.
6. (Stock Exchange)
a. a fraudulent scheme in which investors are encouraged to buy non-existent, worthless, or over-priced shares
b. (as modifier): a boiler-room scam.
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Contract are awarded for Selection of a contractor for the development of design estimates for the project 16572 reconstruction of the boiler shop. Changing the storage and supply of backup fuel
As well as always packing out its usual home of Boiler Shop in town, Bongo's has switched to two new locations this year for two huge specials - one in Times Square for St Patrick's Day andthe other at Exhibition Park to launch Northern Pride, where revellers were treated to a guest performance from Big Brovaz and Booty Luv.
The Business Executive of the Year Award is the culmination of the North East Business Executive Awards, run by The Journal and taking place in their 36th year at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle on November 13.
I may be from the South originally, but I am now very focused on doing the best for the North East." Organised by The Journal and The Gazette, the awards have been relaunched this year with a new format and a new venue - Newcastle's Boiler Shop - but will, as usual, shine a light on the company leaders who have drive, dynamism and integrity, and who are playing a role to improve life in the region.
Kevin Rowland, the Bohemian-looking frontman of Dexys Midnight Runners whose stomping folk-soul numbers sent music fans wild back in the day, is to bringing his DJ skills to bear at a Great Northern Soul Food night at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle.
NOVEMBER 19-- Oxford, O2 Academy 20-- Southampton, Guildhall 21-- Brighton, Dome 23-- Cardiff, Great Hall 24-- Liverpool, O2 Academy 26-- Manchester, Albert Hall 27-- Norwich, UEA 29-- London, O2 Forum Kentish Town DECEMBER 1-- Coventry, Empire 3-- Nottingham, Rock City 4-- Hull, University -- Asylum 6-- Leeds, O2 Academy 7-- Newcastle, Boiler Shop 9-- Dublin, National Stadium 10-- Belfast, Ulster Hall 13-- Inverness, Ironworks 14-- Aberdeen, Music Hall 15-- Perth, Concert Hall 17-- Glasgow, Barrowlands
Applicants aimed to transform the former boiler shop into a takeaway with opening hours of 10am to midnight, Monday to Saturday and noon to 11pm on Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Over time it had become quite possible--if not probable--that a perfectly reputable boiler shop could have the best of intentions and still legitimately build an unsatisfactory steam locomotive boiler in accordance with the Boiler Code.
Additionally, the Dockyard's old Boiler Shop now features a GBP1m sculpture workshop.
The Chatham maritime project includes converting the old dockyard boiler shop - a grade II listed building - into a two-storey factory shopping centre.
Tenders are invited for consultancy services for construction of building including services, ug sump, ups system, external electric work for integrated boiler shop at naval dockyard, mumbai