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1(material)retractil masculinefilm retractil masculine
transitive verbshrink-wrapping, shrink-wrapped
- For among all the junk food, shrink-wrapped pizza, microwave meals and mechanically recovered meat, I believe good, wholesome food is still to be found.
- You may spot shrink-wrapped packets of baby asparagus on the supermarket shelves and be tempted to use them, but they lack the full flavour of the standard sizes.
- I spent a good amount of time just taking out game boxes and pawing through the contents, amazed to hold and look through games that didn't come shrink-wrapped and at personal expense.
- The Italian translation of the North book turned up on Friday, a satisfying box of copies, shrink-wrapped like supermarket vegetables.
- The idle marinas are dotted with scores of boats all shrink-wrapped and protected from the winter, but only for a couple of weeks more.
- It was still in its original packaging and many of the bits and pieces that went with it were still shrink-wrapped (or should that be shrunk-wrapped).
- A cliffhanger, in that we won't learn until next fall which member of the unit needs shrink-wrapping.
- Do I really need to point out the idiocy of shrink-wrapping our houses?
- I'm talking about that single serving shrink-wrapped cheese that comes on hospital trays, about the size and shape of two pats of butter side by side, and containing roughly the same fat content.
- A small, field-deployable unit vacuum shrink-wraps the items and wraps them in a thin but high-tensile-strength Kevlar expendable harness.
- Each of his bats arrives from Japan, shrink-wrapped to keep out moisture.
- Not all breakthroughs, they stress, will catch on: there may be a limited market for that new American delicacy, shrink-wrapped slices of bread covered in peanut butter and jam.
- A do-it-yourself shrink-wrapping system, made by Dr. Shrink, enables you to wrap your own boat with professional results.
- Meanwhile, the company shrink-wrapping luggage in plastic is doing a roaring trade.
- Because the separately shrink-wrapped copy of the two-disc set included in this box still had stickers on it for promotional offers that expired a year ago.
- A poll published today finds that bottle tops, jars, shrink-wrapped cheese and ring-pull cans presented the biggest difficulties for older people to open.
- Hay shipped from Ellensburg is compressed, shrink-wrapped and loaded into 40-foot shipping containers.
- Ms. Gursky's collection arrived in mid-September packed in 25 boxes, shrink-wrapped on a pallet and weighing nearly 700 pounds.
- Ideally, you should see another seal on the outside of the container, shrink-wrapped to cover the entire cap.
- He was bounding towards us dragging a long box, still shrink-wrapped.
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