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But you can be assured the strong favorites will include the stadium Robbie built in 1987 with private funding, the one Ross bought and recently refurbished and rechristened Hard Rock Stadium.
The proposal paves the way for an eventual opening of a launch and landing control center, a 133,000-square-foot facility to refurbish and store rockets and boosters, a rocket garden and a utilities yard.
The centuries-old estate had its cottages refurbished in the 1960s and installed a sewage system — so there will be no royal jaunts to the outhouse, thankfully — and there's no shortage of things to do nearby.
The engines are being refurbished to retain their original performance specs, and the B-1 is getting new targeting and intelligence systems, Grabowski said.
Tourist traps or treats: Check the schedule of the Rocky Mountain Land Library, which is refurbishing a ranch near Garo, Colo., in South Park.
The non-profit was founded to refurbish and restore the viewing and picnic area atop the site, known for its views and hiking trails.
However, as computers are bought and sold and, in particular, are refurbished and sold again, sometimes those crucial discs get misplaced.
The concierge provides full stitching, rubber, and leather repairs to refurbish men’s and women’s shoes and handbags.
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Did You Know?
If you're wondering if "refurbish" implies the existence of an earlier "furbish," you are on the right track. "Furbish" was borrowed into English in the 14th century from Anglo-French furbiss-, a distant relative of an Old High German word meaning "to polish." In its earliest uses "furbish" also meant "to polish," but it developed an extended sense of "renovate" shortly before English speakers created "refurbish" with the same meaning in the 17th century. These days "refurbish" is the more common of the two words, although "furbish" does continue to be used.
REFURBISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of refurbish for English Language Learners
: to repair and make improvements to (something, such as a building)
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