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floor

(flōr), [TA]
The lower inner surface of an open space or hollow organ.

floor

(flor) the inferior inner surface of a hollow organ or other space.

floor

the lower inner surface of any cavity or organ.

floor

Patient care A ward or place in a hospital or medical center where Pts are housed, usually for non-emergent or non-urgent care

floor

ground surface within a building.

floor feeding
used in large-scale pig-raising enterprises where many pigs must be fed during a short period. Requires that pigs be trained to defecate only in their dunging area and not recommended before pigs are 100 days of age. Probably increases the chances of disease spread through fecal/oral cycling of pathogens, even in minimal disease herds.
floor licking
sometimes the preliminary behavior in partial seizures.
floor quality
physical qualities which make a floor good for animals include non-slipperiness, warmth, freedom from abrasiveness with resulting injuries to hooves and the skin of the lower limbs, ease of cleaning and disinfection.
floor space
the amount of floor space that each animal needs. An important characteristic in the design of animal accommodation because of the need to economize on building costs and mechanical services maintenance.
floor sweepings
in feed mills and feed mixing and processing plants this is the floor residue. Collected periodically. Most likely to be contaminated with rodent droppings, weed seeds, rodent control agents and such like.

Patient discussion about floor

Q. Is it healthy to do Abdominal Sit-Up on the floor without mattress? during sit-Up without mattress I felt pain in the lower back, and I'm afraid that it might be harmful on the long run

A. Absolutely not!
I used to do it at the gym on a very thin carpet. Ended up at my orthopedic doctor with a lot of pain at my lower back. The doctor told me to abstain workout for the next 2 weeks and warned me to always use a mattress.

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Comparing the simulation results of the full sample with those of the subsample of smaller logs, both sawn with floorboard patterns, it can be observed that for the subsample, the resulting value recovery generally shows a higher sensitivity to the knot description errors.
IN my experience squeaking floorboards are usually due to having been poorly lifted during any renovation.
The alternative, and more extreme, solution is to take up the floorboards and cover the joists with rubberised impact board (try specialist flooring websites).
She told the ECHO: "We pulled up the floorboards and there the newspaper was, perfectly preserved.
In this case, buy nails also sometimes called cut-nails that are at least 20 mm longer than the thickness of the floorboards.
Lifting and replacing these is trickier than the traditional floorboard.
AWOMAN who lost her gold signet ring when it slipped through a crack in the floorboards of a chapel finally got it back yesterday - 35 years later.
A raised floorboard on the oche distracted Wade (above) as he blew a 4-2 lead.
He claimed: "Our understanding is that the lady's son removed a floorboard because it was a bit loose and that's what caused the accident.
Officers noticed a loose floorboard and lifted it up to discover Nicole's body.
By MIKE WALTERS ADRIAN LEWIS blamed a creaking floorboard as another grudge match with James Wade boiled over into a "cheat" row.