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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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The pounds 200 first prize in the Gornal and Sedgley floodlit went to Nick Newey, who defeated his Staffordshire county colleague and former champion Craig Barker 21-20 in the final.
The club, at the junction of Hartopp Road and Luttrell Road, already has two of their 11 courts floodlit.
It would give us the option of having three or four of our six totesport League games that we would normally have at Cardiff as floodlit games.
The Armagh man said: "One of my fears for a floodlit match is that I don't think the standard of floodlighting in this country is yet right for top level games.
BETTER sports facilities including a floodlit synthetic athletics track are planned at a Coventry secondary school.
The club held its first floodlit match last summer in a successful attempt to attract bigger crowds than it normally draws for county matches.
The Somers Floodlit also at Halesowen had a first prize of pounds 240 and Petford was one of the favourites.
OSWESTRY were too sharp up front for their opponents in last night's North Wales Floodlit League match.
Middlesex's NatWest Pro40 match against Derbyshire on September 10 will become a floodlit affair, after originally being scheduled for Southgate.
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.
The first of seven floodlit encounters at Sophia Gardens will be against Middlesex in the C & G trophy on May 19, while the first Twenty20 game will be against Worcestershire on June 27.