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Standby   /stˈændbˈaɪ/   Listen

Ready for emergency use.  "A standby crew"

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"Standby" Quotes from Famous Books

... which come ready prepared are taking the place of the old-time standby with which mothers fed their growing boys. If you wish your boys to have muscle and brawn, feed them oats. To quote an old physician, "If horses thrive on oats, why not boys ...
— Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit - among the "Pennsylvania Germans" • Edith M. Thomas

... With a well-designed mill, as has already been indicated, the wind will, for the greater part of the year, be sufficient to lift the whole of the sewage and storm-water, but, if it is allowed to do so, the standby engine will deteriorate for want of use to such an extent that when urgently needed it will not be effective. It is, therefore, desirable that the attendant should run the engine at least once in every three days ...
— The Sewerage of Sea Coast Towns • Henry C. Adams

Words linked to "Standby" :   thespian, stand by, histrion, actor, thing, secondary, role player, player

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