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Definition of open dating 

: the marking of perishable food products with a clearly readable date indicating when the food was packaged or the last date on which it should be sold or used

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Four roads remain closed: Old Frederick Road, Thistle Road and River Road do not have re-open dates. Cody Boteler,, "Catonsville chamber mobilizing to raise funds for flood-damaged businesses," 5 June 2018 Exact opening dates for the tenants were not immediately available. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "New retail tenants to open soon in a booming Charlotte neighborhood," 11 July 2018 An open date on the big league schedule in May seemed the ideal time to change that. Howard Cole,, "Take me out to a Quakes game on a weekend escape to Rancho Cucamonga," 12 July 2018 Texas had usually been in that slot following an open date after the Indy 500, but that stopped in 2005. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Will IndyCar return to Texas Motor Speedway in 2019?," 10 July 2018 With an open date before this year’s matchup, Louisville has to be more prepared for Wake Forest’s attack. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville football can (and can't) lose to Wake Forest," 9 July 2018 There had been an open date after the Indy 500, and Texas rode its coattails as the race after. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Will IndyCar return to Texas Motor Speedway in 2019?," 12 June 2018 The team’s two open dates in the Cactus League schedule this spring have fallen on days when Richard is due to pitch and needs to pitch to keep him on track for that March 29 start against the Brewers. Kevin Acee,, "Richard works in bee game; Renfroe still a pitch hunter," 19 Mar. 2018 This was akin to 2010, when the SEC forced Alabama to play six consecutive opponents that were coming off open dates. Andy Staples,, "How 'Scheduling for Success' Can Help the Pac-12 Keep Pace in the Playoff Era," 7 May 2018

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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