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second

 (s) [sek´und]
the base SI unit of time, equal to ¹⁄₆₀ of a minute, and defined in terms of the periodicity of specific radiation of cesium 133.

second

verb To temporarily transfer a person to the employ of another, as typically used in the UK, to gain work experience.

second

the SI unit of time. Symbol s. Abbreviated sec.

Patient discussion about second

Q. second wind My cousin is an experienced aerobic for nearly 2 years. She does vigorous exercises. How a ''second wind'' affects her and what is it?

A. The term ‘second wind is mostly known to the people who are related to the fitness. No matter how fit you are, the first few minutes into vigorous exercise you'll feel out of breath, and your muscles may ache. Your body isn't able to transport oxygen to the active muscles quickly enough. As a result, your muscles burn carbohydrates an aerobically, causing an increase in lactic acid production. Gradually, your body makes the transition to aerobic metabolism and begins to burn nutrients (carbohydrates and fats) aerobically. This shift over to aerobic metabolism coincides with your getting ''back in stride'' (a.k.a. the ''second wind''). The more you train and the more fit you become, the sooner you will get your ''breath'' back and reach an aerobic steady state that you can maintain for a relatively extended duration.

Q. What is the second phase of alcohol rehab? I guess the first one is well known... admitting you are addicted, but then what?

A. anybody??? advises about the second phase of rehab??

Q. what to expect from second month of pregnancy? My wife is pregnant for the first time and I'm knowledgeless...what should I expect from her second month? pain? moods? anything else I should know??

A. Thanks zoe2008, you've helped a lot! The craving thing is indeed happening, I've never bought so many sweet potato in my life!!!

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There were several second-hand bags, blue and red, hanging up.
He wore second-hand kid gloves, in good repair, and carried a small rattan cane with a curved handle--a female leg--of ivory.
I shall go down to Sydney on the next steamer, and I'll come back in a second-hand schooner.
He compared judgments, reaching conclusions--not always correct ones, it is true, but at least he used his brain for the purpose God intended it, which was the less difficult because he was not handicapped by the second-hand, and usually erroneous, judgment of others.
Facing the only gas-lamp yawned the cavern of a second-hand furniture dealer, where, deep in the gloom of a sort of narrow avenue winding through a bizarre forest of wardrobes, with an undergrowth tangle of table legs, a tall pier-glass glimmered like a pool of water in a wood.
Hardly anything real in the shop but the leeches, and THEY are second-hand.
Bob Sawyer's temporary absence behind the counter, whither he had retired to dispense some of the second-hand leeches, previously referred to; 'my dear friend, I am very miserable.
But if he spoke of the delights of the atmosphere of Mr Brass's office in a literal sense, he had certainly a peculiar taste, as it was of a close and earthy kind, and, besides being frequently impregnated with strong whiffs of the second-hand wearing apparel exposed for sale in Duke's Place and Houndsditch, had a decided flavour of rats and mice, and a taint of mouldiness.
First-time buyers accounted for around a third of second-hand property purchases during the quarter.
Convicted murderer Garrison Johnson and convicted rapist Isaac Nicholas claim second-hand smoke has been a problem behind bars - not just in them - and they want at least $10,000 in damages from Brown & Williamson and R.
During a visit to Peshawar Mor, Faizabad, Super Market, Commercial Market, Abapara Market and other weekly bazaars of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, it is learnt that people were mostly buying second-hand cardigans, sweaters, jackets and other winter clothes.
Romania is to pay 638 million euro to acquire a dozen second-hand Portuguese F-16 jets to replace its ageing fleet.