Stop-gap

Related to Stop-gap: tenacity, reproach, graciously, exigencies

Stop´-gap`


n.1.That which closes or fills up an opening or gap; hence, a temporary expedient.
Moral prejudices are the stop-gaps of virtue.
- Hare.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Of defects did the spirit of those Saviours consist; but into every defect had they put their illusion, their stop-gap, which they called God.
As the stone which has been kicked by generations of clowns may come by curious little links of effect under the eyes of a scholar, through whose labors it may at last fix the date of invasions and unlock religions, so a bit of ink and paper which has long been an innocent wrapping or stop-gap may at last be laid open under the one pair of eyes which have knowledge enough to turn it into the opening of a catastrophe.
She said that the arrangement had been put in place by contractor Tradebe as a stop-gap while awaiting the opening of a facility in Bellshill, Lanarkshire.
The governor said in the 2019-20 budget, he is going to buy three water drilling rigs to drill boreholes around the county as a stop-gap measure for dry seasons.
Renfrew District's planning committee agreed to give PS700 towards the stop-gap measure.
JOE DENLY wants to prove he is more than just a "stop-gap" opener for England as he dreams of playing in the Ashes.
[USA], Feb 1 (ANI): US President Donald Trump has slammed border security negotiations with the US Congress as a "waste of time," indicating that he would probably declare an emergency, when the stop-gap measure expires on February 15, to build the fence on the US-Mexico border.
There's nothing we can do about that because we need the Democrats to give us their votes," Trump said in a video posted to his Twitter account hours before a midnight deadline to pass a stop-gap budget measure.
While he supports the implementation of sanctions against erring rice traders and retailers, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian believes that such move is just a 'stop-gap' measure.
With around 5,000 posts vacant in its different directorates, the Capital Development Authority marches on with its stop-gap arrangements, officers on deputations and giving multiple charges to its officers and staff.
Despite being a temporary stop-gap measure, IPPCA said making it mandatory would entail significant investments in putting the necessary infrastructure (storage tanks, dispensing pumps and pipes).
House Passes Another Stop-Gap Flood Insurance Extension; Senate Expected to Follow