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Meadow

Professor Sir Samuel Roy Meadow. A British paediatrician who was knighted for his crusade against abuse of children by their parents. Meadow’s Law, “One sudden infant death is a tragedy, two is suspicious and three is murder”, was  widely adopted by social workers and child protection agencies in the UK. He fell from grace when the General Medical Council (GMC) found that he had offered  “erroneous” and “misleading” evidence in the case of Sally Clark and other mothers, and struck him from the register (he was later reinstated). Meadow is also known for Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, though the validity of this condition has not been universally accepted.

meadow

grassland, used for grazing and/or haying.

meadow buttercup
meadow crowfoot
meadow rue
meadow saffron
colchiumautumnale.
meadow sweet
ammimajus.
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The weapons with which we have gained our most important victories, which should be handed down as heirlooms from father to son, are not the sword and the lance, but the bushwhack, the turf-cutter, the spade, and the bog hoe, rusted with the blood of many a meadow, and begrimed with the dust of many a hard-fought field.
But for her comfort she dreamt the same dream a third time, and betook herself once more to the old witch's hut in the flowery meadow.
Nothing was to be seen save flat meadows, cows feeding unconcernedly for the most part, and silvery pollard willows motionless in the warm sunlight.
Their way led directly towards the apparent source of the river at the base of the cliffs, and as I neared this point I found the meadow dotted with huge boulders that the ravages of time had evidently dislodged from the towering crags above.
By nine o'clock all was quiet in the meadow and everyone in bed but one or two men who still lingered in the public-house and would not come back till it was closed at ten.
He remembered the meadow, the wormwood, the field, the whirling black ball, and his sudden rush of passionate love of life.
As first they passed a few retired farm houses, but soon these scattered dwellings were left behind and only the meadows and the trees were before them.
Far below the watchers in the meadow could see the aeroplane careening in the sky, for with the change of control it had taken a sudden dive.
As I was leaving the Irishman's roof after the rain, bending my steps again to the pond, my haste to catch pickerel, wading in retired meadows, in sloughs and bog-holes, in forlorn and savage places, appeared for an instant trivial to me who had been sent to school and college; but as I ran down the hill toward the reddening west, with the rainbow over my shoulder, and some faint tinkling sounds borne to my ear through the cleansed air, from I know not what quarter, my Good Genius seemed to say -- Go fish and hunt far and wide day by day -- farther and wider -- and rest thee by many brooks and hearth-sides without misgiving.
Konstantin Levin, whose presence was needed in the plough land and meadows, had come to take his brother in the trap.
Billy grinned, and fell to examining a spring which bubbled a clear stream into the meadow.
Ever since they had got among these barren and arid hills where there was a deficiency of grass, they had met with no buffaloes; those animals keeping in the grassy meadows near the streams.