smothering


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smothering

death by asphyxiation. Occurs where poultry are carelessly herded into a corner where they cannot escape and where they are piled four or five birds deep; they will die of asphyxia very quickly. See also crowding.
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It is understood he has uncovered compelling evidence which offers an alternative view to smothering asthecauseof death.
Lawmakers attributed smothering deaths to negligent caretakers and characterized infant-adult bed sharing practices as proof of parental incompetence.
Police said Monday she admitted to smothering him with a teddy bear.
WORK starts this weekend to clear 1,000 tonnes of mussels to stop them smothering cockles in the Dee Estuary.
Jurors were told Scott confessed to police she no longer wanted to care for her son and admitted smothering him.
Faces life in jail for smothering woman with a pillow and stealing her jewellery and money
VETERAN broadcaster Ray Gosling is to be quizzed by detectives after admitting smothering his gay lover as he lay dying of Aids.
The smothering comes about from sealing in the flavors so the vegetable ``sweats''; that is, the vegetable releases its own moisture from the heat without the addition of water.
Smothering is the hand gently covering the mouth or the pillow softly over the face.
When Jenner was developing the vaccine against smallpox others were smothering smallpox victims between mattresses.
At the end of November 1999 a nurse fortunately walked into the hospital room while he was in the act of smothering his second son.
Scientists reported last week that they've found genetic confirmation of their assumption that a newfound rogue alga in California waters is the same strain that has been smothering seafloor communities in the Mediterranean (SN: 7/4/98, p.