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2009-01-09 14:52:51

The value of Canadian building permits issued in November dropped 11.8 percent from the previous month, the government said Friday. The decline to $4.8 billion in permits issues was 22.6 percent below the monthly average for 2008, Statistics Canada reported. The value of non-residential permits issued


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gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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