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Flood

(flŭd),
Valentine, Irish anatomist and surgeon, 1800-1847. See: Flood ligament.

flood

(flŭd),
1. Synonym(s): flooding (1)
2. Colloquialism for a profuse menstrual discharge. Synonym(s): flooding (2)
[A.S. flōd]
A disaster caused by waters from torrential rains, overflow of rivers, streams, lakes or reservoirs or dam collapse, resulting in a significant rise of water level above roads and habitated areas, resulting in loss of property and lives and the need to evacuate large segments of the population
Public health aspects of floods
Immediate Poor access to potable water, food, medication, hypothermia, drowning
Clean-up phase Exposure to sewage, sharp jagged debris, biological hazards in flood water, exposed and ‘live’ electrical lines, body fluid pathogens, carbon monoxide, musculoskeletal hazards, heat or cold stress, motor vehicle-related dangers, fire, drowning, and hazardous materials
Clean-up protection clothing Hard hats, goggles, heavy work gloves, life jackets, watertight boots with steel toes and insoles

flood

(flŭd)
1. To bleed profusely from the uterus, as after childbirth or in cases of menorrhagia.
2. Colloquialism for a profuse menstrual discharge.
[A.S. flōd]

flood

natural disaster important in the spread of animal disease and insects and disruption of quarantine areas.

flood fever
flood plain staggers
Australian (north-western New South Wales) syndrome caused by tunicaminyluracils produced in seedhead galls on Agrostis avenacea, the galls produced by Anguina funesta (grass nematodes) and infected by Clavibacter toxicus. Clinically the disease is characterized by convulsions precipitated by driving and often death during the convulsion. Hypermetric ataxia is characteristic in less severe cases. Cattle are most affected, sheep and horses less frequently.
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Knowle & Dorridge skipper Jamie Spires also has floodlit T20 experience from his time with the Bears and is confident that his team are strong challengers for the Carrick Travel Cup.
There would be no disruption to the existing fixture programme, and the facility would be available for use in January 2006, though a more likely starting date for floodlit fixtures would be the autumn of that year.
The lack of a floodlit facility was put forward by some hurling figures last year as a contributing factor towards lack of success on the field of play.
Consett have received pounds 3,000 from Brambledowns and pounds 3,000 from Sportsmatch and the schools will be using the two new floodlit pitches which have been built at Consett.
More than ten years after Wolverhampton staged Britain's first race meeting under floodlights, it remains the country's only floodlit racecourse.
Or is it, in fact, time to accept, once and for all, that floodlit cricket in this country just does not work?
GAA President Nickey Brennan is hoping for two spectacular floodlit tests when Australia visit in October.
And Glamorgan chief executive Mike Fatkin now hopes Glamorgan can become the first non-Test ground to stage a floodlit one-day international.
The club entered the floodlit age with a game against Glasgow Celtic where a crowd of 41,888 turned up to see the new lights - and a 2-0 United victory.
FLOODLIT racing could be on its way to Haydock-as part of a five-year plan being developed for the Lancashire venue-and at least one other track in the Racecourse Holdings Trust group.
Floodlit racing came to Kempton last night when Lord Coe switched on the 42 floodlights at Britain's fourth all-weather racecourse.
AHEAD of Mayo's NFL opener against Kerry in Tralee on Saturday night, Mayo trainer John Morrison has questioned the wisdom of floodlit football.