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bed bug

Drug slang
Regional slang for fellow drug addict.
 
Public health
A small haematophagous (blood-sucking) arthropod.
 
Clinical findings
Pruritus and, in sensitive individuals, urticaria, vesiculobullous lesions, arthalgia, asthmatiform symptoms.
 
Types
• Cosmopolitan—Cimex lectularius.
• Tropical—Cimex hemipterus.
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A young Glenda Jackson wasn't a Redcoat but worked as a coffee bar assistant at Filey before finding Oscar-winning fame in movies like A Touch Of Class and Women In Love and her then husband, Bill Hodges, was in the camp repertory company.
For decades, families holidayed there before the shutters came down for the last time at the end of the season in September, 1983, Butlins, or course, typified the British postwar holiday camp experience, with its redcoats, rides, swimming, dancing, entertainment, plain food and uncertain weather.
And, as a "Red," Frank also found romance with fellow Redcoat Wendy.
As any publisher knows, it often takes years for a magazine to become profitable," said Julian Taylor, Chairman and CEO of RedCoat Publishing.
Despite being named Student of the Year, the 18-year-old from Pontarddulais was unable to progress to a higher qualification as she lacked the entry requirements and instead set her sights on becoming a Butlins Redcoat.
He then helps his father, Duke Redcoat, undertake an escape plan to save the local red squirrel community from being infected by the deadly virus carried by the advancing grey squirrels.
Dancer Abbey Southall, 21 and from Wolverhampton, was put through her paces by judges, hoping to be selected as a Redcoat next season.
Sir Cliff Richard, Frankie Howerd, Des O'Connor, Rod Hull and Jimmy Tarbuck were all Redcoats.
Butlins is planning to go into "hi-de-higher" education by teaming up with a university to launch a foundation degree for aspiring Redcoats.
com), providers of business accounting and administrative services across Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, are being recognized for their part in the growing success of Beverly, MA-based RedCoat Publishing, Inc.
At the plaque unveiling, former Redcoat Elizabeth Walsh read her Ode to Barry Island, which includes the passage: "There's not a single day goes by / When I don't stop and wonder why, / Why did they let it rot away / Decaying slowly day by day.
The ex-Skegness Redcoat, newspaper dogsbody and strip show comedian drifted into showbusiness.