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layup

(ˈleɪˌʌp)
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(Basketball) basketball the act of dropping the ball into the basket from close range
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Noun1.layup - a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)layup - a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
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They had pack-mules along, and had brought everything I needed -- tools, pump, lead pipe, Greek fire, sheaves of big rockets, roman candles, colored fire sprays, electric apparatus, and a lot of sundries -- everything necessary for the stateliest kind of a miracle.
We put in a little iron pump, one of the first turned out by my works near the capital; we bored into a stone reservoir which stood against the outer wall of the well-chamber and inserted a section of lead pipe that was long enough to reach to the door of the chapel and project beyond the threshold, where the gushing water would be visible to the two hundred and fifty acres of people I was intending should be present on the flat plain in front of this little holy hillock at the proper time.
Then it is put into a strait-jacket of lead pipe, sealed at both ends, and trundled into a waiting freight car.
The process provides a solution for slab leaks, pinhole leaks, and the reduction of lead leaching from lead pipes and lead contributors.
Aging infrastructure continues to create legal problems, from lead pipes contaminating water supplies (such as in Flint, Michigan), to municipal water plants that are old and cannot pass clean water standards.
And, unless the many American cities with aging lead pipes get to work quickly, it will not be the last, either.
When the city of Flint switched water sources to Flint River as a cost-cutting measure, the river water corroded Flint's lead pipes, contaminating Flint's drinking water with poisonous lead.
Irish Water chief Jerry Grant said its aim is to "Reduce the risk to public health from lead dissolving in water passing through old lead pipes.
Yorkshire Water's 31,000km of pipework includes section of cast iron pipes dating from the Victorian era and lead pipes.
I tike the opening and approach to the reality of the issue with lead pipes and educated voice and tone of article opening.
State officials switched back to the original water source in October, but the water residents receive remains contaminated from the corroded lead pipes.
Although the potential dangers have been common knowledge for a century and half, lead pipes remained a popular choice in cities until quite recently, thanks to public ignorance, bureaucratic incompetence and, above all, industry pressure.