A period of waiting
Lack or absence of action.
A blockade, often of patrol cars, set up by police, as for stopping a fugitive, inspecting vehicles, etc.
(Chem.) The amount of liquid retained or delayed during fractional distillation and certain types of solvent extractions
The characteristic practices and behavior of officials; esp., excessive adherence to official routine and regulations; red tape
The keeping of records, filing of reports, etc. incidental to some work or task
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