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UK policy breaker
Election 2010: Lib Dem 'common ground' with rivals
David Cameron has said the Conservatives and the Lib Dems share a number of policy aims. Gordon Brown has said he is also ready to talk to the Lib Dems, pointing to "substantial common ground". So how do the three parties' key policies compare?
in fine/good fettle healthy or strong, or in good condition:
"How was Jane?" "Oh, she was in fine fettle."
- One that breaks, as a machine for breaking up or crushing a substance, such as rock, coal, or plant fibers.
- A circuit breaker.
- A wave that crests or breaks into foam, as against a shoreline.
- One who break dances.
A small water cask, often used in lifeboats.
[Alteration of Spanish barrica. See barricade.]n. 1. a heavy sea wave that breaks into white foam on the shore or a shoal.
2. a person or thing that breaks something: a code-breaker.
- A structure set up across a route of access to obstruct the passage of an enemy.
- Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier. See synonyms at bulwark.
- To close off or block with a barricade.
- To keep in or out by means of a barricade.
[French, from barrique, barrel, from Old Provençal barrica, from Vulgar Latin *barrīca. See embargo.]barricader bar'ri·cad'er n.