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An adjectival descriptor for a periodically interrupted series of elongated structures with parallel lateral sides
Cardiovascular pathology Boxcar nuclei are typical of hypoxic myocytes, which follow ischaemic insults
Forensics Columns of intravascular blood, interrupted by air in the small blood vessels and capillaries of the brains in scuba divers dying of air embolism due to rapid ascent and intravascular expansion of gases
Microbiology ‘Boxcar’-like organisms are arranged in long parallel chains of bacteria in an end-to-end arrangement, which is characteristic of Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus anthracis
Mycology Arrangement of arthrospores of Geotrichum spp, Trichosporon spp and Coccidioides immitis (alternating bands of pigmentation frequently cause rudimentary bodies) arthroderma have also been described in Fusarium solani hyphae stained by safranin; Geotrichum spp have a hockey stick-like appearance
Ophthalmology A boxcar pattern occurs in vascular stasis with segmentation of the venous column—of blood in the retinal vein—after central retinal artery occlusion
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The restructuring eliminates from the transaction "grandfathered" or "grandfatherable" boxcars (those boxcars which were owned or controlled by shortline railroads on Dec.
The boxcars will be assigned exclusively for shipments of paper products.
The new "Alpha Track" System also notifies the monitoring center the minute a vehicle is broken into or electrical wires are cut and is capable of tracking vehicles, containers, and boxcars nationwide through a monitoring center, as well as, by the owner of the vehicle or container through the Internet, 24 hours a day.
In doing this, MidSouth has assured itself of a boxcar fleet in a period of shrinking supply.
Developed by Ridge Development, the 49,000-square-foot refrigerated facility is approximately 700 feet long, allowing for eight boxcars to be unloaded at once, and only 70 feet wide, providing a minimal transfer distance between the two modes of transportation.
They were forced into boxcars and sent back to communist hands.
When I meant trainloads, they were in coaches not boxcars like ours were treated.
The name is a humorous reference to the French railroad boxcars used to transport troops to the front; they were stenciled with the numbers 40/8, referring to the number of men or horses each car could hold.
Founded in 2009 by a group of private investors, Balt-Trans contributes 1,875 grain hoppers and 102 boxcars to the Group's logistics operations, already consisting of Trans-Agro, a railcar owner, operator and freight forwarder.
Empty Boxcars pays tribute to the courage of those Bulgarians who stopped the deportations but it's NOT a eulogy to Bulgaria's role in the war.
Those few who comb Ginsberg's verse retrieve insights strangely similar and few: there is much doting fascination with the phrase "boxcars boxcars boxcars," for example.