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pirn

(pɜːn; Scottish pɪrn)
n
1. a reel or bobbin
2. (Textiles) (in weaving) the spool of a shuttle
3. (Angling) a fishing reel
[C15: of uncertain origin]
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Pirn's conduct in borrowing the money amounted to a breach of professional boundaries and was conduct likely to bring discredit to the nursing profession, according to the tribunal.
Julia Pimsleur, CEO and founder of the award-winning children's language arts company Little Pirn, smashed into a few brick walls while trying to raise capital for her fledgling enterprise.
The Lijst Pirn Fortuyn party won 26 out of a total of 150 parliamentary seats in the national elections in May 2002.
"We are delighted at our success, which is the result of the hard work and dedication of everyone within the business," commented RPC Chief Executive, Pirn Vervaat.
The idea that multiculturalism has 'failed' has acquired potency in the aftermath of events such as the Norway massacre in 2011 (Bachmann et al, 2012; Eide, 2012), the political assassinations of Pirn Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh in the Netherlands (Van der Veer, 2006), and the publication of the Muhammad cartoons by the Danish Jyllands-Posten"') (Todorov, 2010)--all of which have been variously presented as cases for thinking through interpretations of (in)tolerance.
This is not the proper forum for a detailed review of the evidence, and so 1 will only include a quote from cardiologist and NDE researcher Pirn van Lommel, mentioned in my book, and taken from an article in the medical journal Lancet.
Grijns said had been a staunch defender of human rights and the right to good health; Glenn Thomas from the World Health Organization's communications team; and Pirn de Kuijer, a prominent AIDS campaigner and lobbyist for Stop AIDS Now!
Vitrei del Pirn hizo en la muerte de la Reina (Lima: Pedro de Merchn y Calderon, 1613), fol.
Himes' answer to the many pressures and oppressions brought to bear on his writing was to devote himself to what Pirn Higginson dubs "the frivolous literary," a writing that emphasizes undervalued notions such as "pleasure, entertainment, humor and profit" rather than the ethnographic, politically-driven fiction expected of black authors in the protest mold (4).
aabits 'primer', hakki-(ma) 'to chop', hangel-(dama) 'to profiteer', hekk 'hedge', jope 'jacket', jaager 'hunter', kamm 'comb', kartul 'potato', kett 'chain', kips 'gypsum', kirss 'cherry', klamber 'clamp', kleepi(ma) 'to paste', kleit 'dress', kohver 'suitcase', kork 'cork', kurk 'cucumber', kutsar 'coachman', number 'number', parun 'baron', pirn 'pear', plats 'square', pross 'breech', rehken-(da-ma) 'to reckon', sahtel 'drawer', sink 'ham', tass 'mug', vurts 'spice'.