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The most popular flag sizes are 3 feet by 5 feet, using nylon fabric, which can handle varying weather, or poly-cotton fabric, a less expensive blend for indoors.
And there are lots of examples of long-term poly relationships out there—established triads, quads, quints—
Other types of fat include poly-unsaturated fats (found in nuts, seeds, fatty fish, and corn and soybean oils) and mono-unsaturated fats (also found in nuts and seeds, as well as avocado and olive and canola oils).
Made by Big South Company in Fort Payne, these socks come in a variety of color combinations and are made from a blend of cotton, nylon, poly and spandex.
The whole thing came together for about $250, including three cans of paint ($105), four custom stencils ($100), and one can of matte poly sealer ($45).
Soapstone is priced comparably with midrange granite: $100 to $150 per sq ft. Solid-surfacing materials--such as Corian, Wilsonart's Gibraltar and Avonite--are made of 100% acrylic, 100% polyester, or a combination of acrylic and poly.
Accompanying him on the drums is Dr. Bellwether, who plays counter beats and poly-rhythms with all the enthusiasm of someone in line for the MetLife Stadium bathroom.
The roly-poly pangolin, native to Africa and Southeast Asia, offers essential services to the natural world, both by improving soil quality through its digging and keeping some pests in check.
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Origin and Etymology of poly
short for polymer
First Known Use: 1942See Words from the same year
Definition of poly-
1 : many : several : much : multi- polychotomous polygyny
2a : containing an indefinite number more than one of a (specified) substance polysulfideb : polymeric : polymer of a (specified) monomer polyethylene polyadenylic acid
Origin and Etymology of poly-
Greek, from polys; akin to Old High German filu many, Sanskrit puru, Latin plenus full — more at full
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Definition of poly- for Students
: many : much : multi- polymer
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