bridge-building

bridge-building

n
efforts to establish communications and friendly contacts between people in order to make them friends or allies
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Captain Young had landed Satan at the moment when the bridge-building gang had started along the beach.
Four years ago he had been called to Japan to deliver, at the Emperor's request, a course of lectures at the Imperial University, and had instituted reforms throughout the islands, not only in the practice of bridge-building but in drainage and road-making.
He was a good axe-man, and later he was put in the bridge-building gang.
00pm Another week of bridge-building - both literal and symbolic - as the Yorkshire-set frontier drama continues.
A 1,700-tonne bridge-building machine that is being used for the construction of the Mersey Gateway crossing has started working.
Lliswerry High School in Newport proved to be the bridge-building heavyweights as their triangular-designed structure carried a mighty 4.
CDATA[ In recent years, the merger of Christianity and Islam is happening on a wide scale in the West, particularly in the United States where several bridge-building exercises between the two religions have been implemented.
However, the Marines do not have a designated bridge-building MOS, which means that a Marine bridge company is fundamentally different from an Army bridge company.
Packed with Masai's color paintings and Dim's essays on the historical, social, economic and political evolution of bridge-building in the region, New York's Golden Age of Bridges is sure to reach well beyond state boundaries to interest any with an interest in immigrant, American, or construction history.
The contract includes earth-moving, road-building, tunnelling and bridge-building as well as other construction work.
They have been gaining practical skills in countryside management, including bridge-building and step installation as well as signing and waymarking footpaths and bridleways.
An advertisement for the new managing director - but without a salary - says the new postholder needs to be innovative while having a diplomatic and bridge-building approach and style.