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DOURDissolved Oxygen Uptake Rate (wastewater treatment)
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"Town still find scoring tough and with Albion unlikely to over commit this game has all the makings of a dour encounter.
The events hall in Al Dour, to be designed according to Bahraini architecture, will be completed in 18 months.
But if you think Chelsea are dour you haven't watched Liverpool where these days they reserve the loudest cheer for the full-time whistle.
The second phase of Al Dour power plant will be commissioned.
According to the BBC, Trott said that he would rather play in a 'dour' side and thrash Australia 3-0 in their own home ground rather than losing the Ashes series, hinting that it does not look well for Australia to show over-confidence and make such comments following their 3-0 drubbing.
'' dour the DNA The clocks went forward last night in what's boringly called Daylight Saving Time.
The second half saw increased periods of pressure from Barcelona but Madrid held on and another dour half ended goalless. 
Cowdell said: "Winning was important but learning how tough it can be against a dour opponent was more important.
Gordon Brown might appear dour and not smile much but at least he has aproven track record.
ST GALL'S v LOUP Newry, 2.30pm LENNY Harbison has told his St Gall's players to get ready for a "tough, tight, dour" Ulster club final.
Summary: Gordon Brown has been branded a "disgruntled dour Scot" who most voters see as uncaring.
That said, it can be a dull experience in some so-called finer establishments - dour fellow diners, dour staff, dour food.