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Word: piecemeal

Definition: one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal


Sentences Containing 'piecemeal'

Additionally, Apple offered an 800 K floppy disk drive kit, including updated 128K ROMs. Finally, a Mac 128K could be upgraded to a Macintosh Plus by swapping the logicboard as well as the case back (to accommodate the slightly different port configuration) and optionally adding the Macintosh Plus extended keyboard. Any of the kits could be purchased alone or together at any time, to upgrade the Macintosh 128K piecemeal or all-at-once.
After 1973 OMO was introduced to routes in a piecemeal fashion.
An Abandonment Order would extinguish the LRO and allow the trackbed to be sold off piecemeal. However, there was no money in the WHLR pot to fund the legal costs of obtaining one.
He pays the tax piece-meal, as he can afford to pay it, and when he can afford to pay it, and every act of payment is perfectly voluntary, and what he can avoid if he chuses to do so.
In laying down these conditions, the OR may have been trying to ensure that the trackbed did not drop back on to his desk after any sale, via another bankruptcy, and that if it did - then the trackbed would be easier to break up and sell off piecemeal. WHLR (1964) Ltd put in a bid for the trackbed, but were outbid by a Mr JR Green.
In the mid-1890s, Vailsburg had been proposed as one of the municipalities that would form a "Greater Orange", in an effort to avoid piecemeal annexation by an expanding Newark.
On 15 April during the Battle of Arras, VI Corps forwarded to Allenby a report that a conference of the commanders of the 17th Division, 29th Division and 50th Division and the corps Brigadier-General General Staff (BGGS), had resolved that the recent piecemeal attacks should stop and that larger coordinated actions should be conducted after a pause to reorganise, which Allenby accepted.
Secondly, this mode of taxation, by paying for an annual, half-yearly, or quarterly licence to consume certain goods, would diminish very much one of the principal conveniences of taxes upon goods of speedy consumption; the piece-meal payment.
Some of them seized my cake, and carried it piecemeal away; others flew about my head and face, confounding me with the noise, and putting me in the utmost terror of their stings.
Taking advantage of uncoordinated and piecemeal Soviet attempts to plug this gap, Manstein ordered a continuation of the offensive towards Kharkov.
The composition of the one was hard, piecemeal, and disjointed, while the modelling of the other was rapid, certain, soft, and accurate.'
The expedition returned home in piecemeal fashion, at a critical stage in the war, without the normal honours and civic receptions.
The German commanders had been forced to commit their armoured reserves piecemeal to meet threats as they developed, counterattacking at a disadvantage.
The project was supposed to make way for a northward growth of downtown, but voters rejected Virgil Bogue's plan to rebuild the area in Beaux-Arts style in 1912, leaving the area to develop piecemeal. As late as the 1970s, the neighborhood was merely "serviceable but seedy", then increasingly a center of Seattle's bohemian life, while also seeing a growth in condominium and office development.
The Representation of the People Act 1948 provided for a complete redistribution of parliamentary seats, replacing those that had created on a piecemeal basis in 1945.
The statutory nature of the trackbed meant that it could not be sold off piecemeal, unless an Abandonment Order (which extinguished the statutory powers that the trackbed enjoyed) was first obtained.
The vineyards eventually covered , but in the intemperate climate the vines provided poor wine, and brandy became the principal product. Stanford died in 1893 and the property was deeded to Stanford University, which sold it off piecemeal, with the final selling in 1919.
Thus the only benefit of the LRO remaining in place, was that it protected the integrity of the trackbed as a "Statutory Undertaking", protecting it from claims of "Adverse Possession" and preventing it from being broken up and sold piecemeal. However this was not understood at the time and it would take a high court ruling in 1991 to settle the matter.
Under the command of General Patch, the Americal Division was the first US Army unit to be sent to Guadalcanal. Largely because of transport constraints, the Americal arrived piecemeal, and was fed into combat alongside the battle-hardened and exhausted US 1st Marine Division, which it eventually relieved.
Until the 1970s, when the war damage was repaired, restoration was piecemeal and rents in Oberbilk, especially its central district, were very low, in contrast to most other parts of Düsseldorf.
When a bank, besides discounting his bills, advances him likewise, upon such occasions, such sums upon his cash account, and accepts of a piece-meal repayment, as the money comes in from the occasional sale of his goods, upon the easy terms of the banking companies of Scotland; it dispenses him entirely from the necessity of keeping any part of his stock by him unemployed and in ready money for answering occasional demands.
While Col. Crass' troops were mauled by the British and slowly being driven back, Daendels piecemeal fed reinforcements into the battle.
``Tell me,''cried Danglars, in a tone whose bitterness Harpagon -LRB- -RRB- alone has been capable of revealing``tell me that you wish to despoil me of all; it will be sooner over than devouring me piecemeal.''

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