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Factors that could contribute to a downgrade are big increases in debt, thin operating margins, and a weak market position.
Those days did have one advantage, though: the screen was light, paper-thin and could be rolled into a portable tube.
When clouds are thin, they let a large portion of the light through and appear white.
At first sight, these new materials are simply odd: thin as a hair, transparent and full of holes.
Adding music in this context may cross the thin line between a killing machine and a dancing machine.
When manufactured, raw polystyrene is heated, rolled out into thin sheets and then rapidly cooled so that it can retain its shape.
The researchers examined thin cross-sections of bone from these dinosaur parents to determine whether they were fully grown.
It's a high-maintenance dessert to make because the batter is poured, and broiled, thin layer by thin layer.
They are not at all perturbed by thin lines that brush their faces.
The canonical winter icons, stellar snow crystals are thin plates of ice with six main arms, or branches.
Fresh-off-the-stalk rice is pale green and encased in a long, thin hull.
Pizza cooks in minutes and the crust is amazingly thin and amazingly crispy.
It takes years for a new ship to be designed and built, and investment in such a thin market can appear risky.
The lace maker's bobbins are used to weave the thin strands of thread into lace.
The second is a thin film cell, which is relatively cheap to make but not as efficient.
Most people in the group seemed barely overweight, not to say thin.
We're seeing the endgame of a global economy built to create thin value: collapse.
Magnetic tunnel junctions have two ferromagnetic layers separated by a thin insulating barrier.
When the seedlings have developed their second set of true leaves, it's time to transplant or thin them.
Although less thug-repellant, thin coax is much easier to use.
Sometimes he was able to scoop up a sleeping bat using a net made with thin mesh.
Keen as a whippet, his thin arms pumping, he headed into the prevailing swell.
When the dry amber began to crumble, the officials instead tried hiding the room behind thin wallpaper.
Researchers created a thin film by using a custom-made polymer to glue together nano-sized particles called buckyballs.
These get deposited on the surface of the material in a thin layer.
These compounds form thin films that surround the bubbles and slow the rate at which they burst.
There is so little time before the water sizzles back to thin air again.
Astronauts wear visors coated with a thin layer of gold.
For the biggest flowers, thin seedlings to avoid crowding.
And if you think ads slow down page loads now, readers had to download the first banner ads over thin dial-up connections.
Also talk a little more loudly than normal, esp if you have a high-pitched or thin voice.
Instead, a thin film covers their eyes and protects them.
Use thin slices of cooked polenta instead of pasta in lasagna.
It's as if the insulation around electrical wiring were wearing thin.
Metro says that the restructuring of its food-retailing business is largely to blame for these thin figures.
They were crunchy on the outside, although the skin was thin enough to be thoroughly edible.
The meshwork of sensors laced onto a thin plastic film resembles thickly threaded fishnet stockings.
The topsoil is relatively thin and was formed by weathering of the underlying bedrock.
The goatee was gone, but the thin wisp of a moustache was evidence of my longing for manhood.
Apply a thin line of clear household cement on top of the stand.
Thin blades are blue green in summer, turning bronzy red or coppery in fall.
In all other mammals, the lungs are surrounded by two layers of a thin membrane called the pleural cavity.
Thin and cut back before spring growth begins add to my plant list.
Brittle stars are sea creatures that have long, thin arms emanating from a small disk-shaped body.
She couldn't get it done because her corneas are too thin.
Most lemurs have a thin body, a pointy nose, and big eyes.
Tear cooked meat into coarse shreds or cut into thin slices.
Each dormant season, shorten some branches and thin others.
To create the decorative surface of cloisonné, thin fillets of flattened wire are bent to form a pattern.
Winter and early spring are best times for major pruning, but you can thin excess new growth at any time in the growing season.
Hold the comb near a thin trickle of water from the faucet.
Chervil is quite susceptible to this damage because its leaves are so thin.
She drills through the epidermis, then through a thin layer of fat, then into the network of blood-filled micro-capillaries.
The thin pieces of wood between the series of cuts should break out easily.
The distant world also likely has a thin atmosphere.
In arid lands, the ability to create freshwater out of thin air would be priceless.
The region within the stratosphere where this thin shell of ozone is found is called the ozone layer.
Thin-film cells are overlaid with a layer of semiconductor material which is only a few microns thick.
At regular intervals, the system's wanderings take it up and down through the thin central portion of the disk.
Here near the southernmost tip of their range, they're treading on thin ice.
Inside the statue four huge iron columns support a metal framework that holds the thin copper skin.
Sixty million years ago, on a planet crawling with mammals, one tree dweller rose above the crowd on paper-thin wings.
The animals eliminate wastes near the surface of the water, leaving a thin brown cloud in the water.
So the change in coloration indicated that the frogs' extremely thin, sensitive skin was reacting to contaminants in the water.
Tail is dark rufous with thin barring and a wider dark subterminal band.
Then wet a piece of thin cotton string and drag it through the bowl.
After bloom is over, thin and neaten plants by cutting older, tattered stems to the ground.
Bourbon adds spark to these wafer-thin spice cookies.
Sow seeds, and thin seedlings, following directions on packet.
Unfortunately, the spikes are both too short and too thin to do an efficient job.
Thin and tender, the pancakes are rolled around a strawberry pink filling.
The log that creates the waterfall is clad in thin copper sheeting, pressed and glued to highlight underlying bark patterns.
With a small offset spatula, spread a thin layer of tinted icing on each ornament.
Large, attractive red-and-yellow fruit with thin skin and firm, tender flesh.
At this point, because the tumor is so large, the skin covering it is stretched quite thin and will soon rupture.
More precisely, a thin wall of brain tissue that separates a hole-all brains have these spaces-into two.
They cannot believe in anything-if they did they'd find a way to thin-up in behalf of their cause.
It's an epidemic, symptomatic of our thought-thin, blathering age.
In an industry with razor-thin margins, that wouldn't do.
Teachers acknowledge that part of the inefficiency is that the kids are spread so thin.
What's trivial about the exercise is that the veneer is so thin.
He is welcome to express his opinions, but the pretense that he is defending science or academic due process wears thin.
One round thin is easy to carry in a zip-lock bag with the pork.
For that and other reasons, public intellectuals have become thin on the ground.
The trick is to walk as slowly as one mile an hour, giving the body time to acclimate to the thin mountain air.
He's really funny, and yet he's really thin-skinned.
The pick had a thin, pointed end and a wider, flatter end on the other side of the head.
Looking at the pictures now, one notices first the bygone fashions, the pencil-thin mustaches and fur stoles.
Small, thin-skinned varieties are generally cultivated for consumption while the carving pumpkins are fairly bland.
Instead, they removed a thin layer of grime and fixed the botched efforts of previous treatments.
These tomatoes have thin cavities, or locules, where the seeds and juices-and many flavors-are stored.
But the interconnected cool, thin displays of the second wave of screens launched an epidemic of writing that continues to swell.
Secondly, the preponderance of fit and even thin people to overweight people is remarkable.
Cut eggs in thin slices, and lemon in thin slices, removing seeds.
Cut in thin slices and put in a hot omelet pan with one and one-half tablespoons butter.
Spread each piece with thin layer of mixture and avoid having mixture come close to edge.
It is thin and flattened, broad above, narrow and tapering below.
Cover circular pieces of toasted bread with thin slices cold boiled ham.
Occasionally the first tendon is connected to the second by a thin transverse band.
Add cold water gradually to flour to make a smooth, thin paste.
Peel six tomatoes, remove thin slices from top of each, and take out seeds and pulp.
They consist of cancellous tissue enclosed within a thin layer of compact bone.
Pile in centre of salad dish and arrange around base thin slices of radishes overlapping one another.
Cirrostratus clouds are so thin that the sun and moon can be seen clearly through the cloud.
Not surprisingly, authors are taking on the topic of being heavy in a society that worships thin.
If it really is what's on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble.
Anyway, this is a pretty beautiful example of the expression of thin-bedded turbidites.
In the past, we've seen thin food sensors that change color as food begins to spoil.
He saws repeatedly until the brain is reduced to a series of thin slabs, which are then photographed and rushed to a freezer.
Making super thin laptops isn't the only thing you can do when you ditch bulky optical drives.
Each piece consists of magnets bolted to steel plates and covered with a thin film of nickel particles sandwiched in plastic.
To trim weight, researchers have tried several approaches, including the use of thin films of materials laid down as inks.
By growing the virus on a film she could make a thin, flexible metal oxide coating suitable for storing energy chemically.
The device, a so-called electroluminescent thin film, glows in response to applied pressure.
In the infamous ad, the blade carved through tin cans with ease and then deftly cut paper-thin slices of tomato.
In addition to a layer of metal, the media includes a thin layer of dye.
True, anorexia is characterized by compulsive dieting or exercise to get thin.
For centuries, biologists have known that bird bones are thin and hollow.
Some people believe that a similar change would happen if rechargeable batteries could likewise be made into thin, solid devices.
There is an upside to the silicon shortage: it has accelerated investment in thin-film technologies that use much less silicon.
Others are bilaterally symmetrical, which means they are long, thin and have heads.
Each day she would be there in her thin cotton dress, asking him to feed her chickens.
The amount of energy a battery can store depends on the volume of its electrodes, so a thin battery does not last long.
Research has already found a big difference between the bacteria population in the guts of fat and thin people.
Spoon onto paper-thin ham slices for an elegant lunch or first course.
The bags under his father's eyes looked even heavier than usual, and a thin line of blood traced across his freshly shaved neck.
Through thick and thin, attention drought and scandal, there's no doubting the commitment of the candidate's supporters.
He was a round, pastry-filled fellow of about fifty, with a thin gray mustache.
To his chin and his upper lip clings thin, lusterless fuzz.
Cinnamon, for example, made the thin sheet of sugar dough fall apart when the machines stamped out the wafers.
On the last hung large, thin slices of moose meat smoking and drying, a space being left open over the centre of the fire.
But it is a pretty thin reward for a lifetime devoted to the essential craft of what might be a great art.
As she looked at her wedding ring, she could observe the bold play of tendons on the back of her tanned thin hands.
The ultra-thin crust manages to be chewy on the inside and crispy on the bottom, with slightly charred, crunchy edges.
They have thin inner and outer linings made of shock-absorbent urethane foam, to ease discomfort and cut down on injuries.
His strength was in theoretical physics, but he was being forced to sit in a laboratory making thin films of beryllium.
Pressed sushi is covered with a thin speckled film of kombu, edible kelp: it looks as if lacquer had been applied over the rice.
Soba is a kind of thin noodle made of buckwheat flour, served hot or cold.
Well, at any rate, they're different: thin and pursed rather than fleshy and cherubic.
The fact that she had new-onset diabetes raised a red flag for me, especially because she was so thin.
One way to deform a thin sheet of paper, for example, is to compress it from all sides.
In fact, thin electronics are downright hot, literally.
The females secrete a thin, white, brittle shell called the paper nautilus.
He looked depressed and toothpick thin but clearly alive.
Often found on pilings and rocks near the shore, its crusty body has thin walls that are perforated with tiny pores.
The alignment is perfect, and the disk is incredibly thin.
The result was a sheep with a thin wool coat that it sheds in the spring.
Scientists could learn a lot about the structure of the planet, what it's made of, and where the crust is thick or thin.
With thin melanomas, outpatient procedures under local anesthesia are sufficient.
As they pull into the straightaway, the protons will slam into a series of graphite shafts as thin as pencil leads.
As a result, old skin starts looking thin and wrinkled.
So far the research group has demonstrated arrays of transistors made on thin films of silk.
Turn on your kitchen tap and the steady stream of water will spread out into a thin circular disc when it hits the sink.
The first commercial product to incorporate dye-sensitized thin-film solar cells will soon be on the market.
Now a group of researchers is building biocompatible electronics on thin, flexible substrates.
The coated copper wires run on top of and perpendicular to the thin silver lines, connecting them to neighboring cells.
Drop water on a surface treated with the coating, and it rapidly spreads out, creating a thin film.
Manufacturers of solar cells currently use a thin layer of silicon nitride to cut reflection.
The smart bandage is a thin sensor made of crystalline silicon and layers of porous silicon.
They convert some of the bendable fibers into electrodes by applying a thin layer of gold to them.
So these thin-film batteries have been limited to use in small devices.
In a heavy saucepan bring water and salt to a boil and gradually whisk in cornmeal in a thin stream.
Trim the ends of the lemons, discarding them, and cut the lemons crosswise into paper-thin slices.
Stir in walnuts, then immediately pour caramel onto baking sheet, tilting sheet to spread caramel as thin as possible.
Carefully halve hot yuca pieces lengthwise and remove thin woody cores.
To unmold, run tip of a thin knife between edge of mold and cranberry sauce.
He shot fast particles at a thin film of gold and observed the way the particles bounced back.
The thin veneer of civilization rests upon what may well be an illusory faith in our common humanity.
Yet he remained thin-skinned about any disparagement.
Also puzzling to them was my choice of detailing the monument as a thin veneer with barely any thickness at its top edge.
If you want to be everything to everybody and spread your resources too thin, you're going to get into trouble.
He looked ridiculous because he was so short and thin and had droopy shoulders.
Romance can fill you better than pasta, and when it's digested it leaves you thin.
He is no more than forty feet away when the bare red willow stalks thin out, leaving him half-exposed.
His face was thin and dark, his eyes wide and desperate.
But he had a thin-eyed simmering look that betrayed immense interior hankerings.
However, the show's thin catalog is extremely elementary.
The only thing that moved was her thin white hair, blowing in the cold draft that came in through the open doorway.
All you take off that potato is a thin layer of skin.
The walls of the set have been pulled apart for construction, but the thin lines on the floor indicate how close they will be.
She was also blonde and thin and striking, and both seemed instantly smitten with each other.
He called up the control panel again and gave the wall the physical properties of thin plastic.
He was tall and lanky, with thin shoulders that drooped a little bit and a neck that was long and sinewy in his younger days.
Risking their lives, they crawl out on the thin ice.
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