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string

(string),
A slender cord or cordlike structure.

string

a cord, usually made of fiber, configured in a long thin line.

string

1. twine, very thin rope.
2. a term used to denote a group of dairy cattle housed together in a free stall system based on stage of lactation and production with string 1 being the most recently calved and the highest producing cows, usually containing cows to the time of peak lactation after which they would move to string 2 and subsequently later strings. This allows groups of cattle to be fed separately on the basis of production.

string foreign body
see linear foreign body.
string sign
seen in radiographs of the stenosed gastric pylorus as contrast medium is forced into the limited canal.
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He said staff would take special training, that the school would more stringently enforce a requirement for visitors to sign in and wear badges.
This comparatively small company--about thirty dancers--had its proficiency at quick costume changes tested almost as stringently as its dance abilities, and the production--although modest to a fault--didn't look exactly shabby.
But although the hours for therapy are more stringently allotted, some therapy practitioners and facility administration have managed to keep resident care from falling through the cracks.
New generations of nursing home owners, administrators, directors of nursing and other managers now accept and expect outcomes of care to be rigorously measured and stringently enforced.
Translator Clare Cavanagh notes, "Her stringently original poetic voice suggests a sui generis amalgam of Miron Bialoszewski and Emily Dickinson.
Federal laws still ban marijuana as stringently as heroin.
While unionists didn't succeed in that goal, they did have every reason to expect that Washington would back them in the lesser objective of making sure that home-based work was regulated at least as stringently as centralized workplaces; that the government, as opposed to (heaven forfend
Furthermore, it is not so long ago, following a series of falls and injuries, that a delegation of senior Flat jockeys met with Jockey Club officials to request that stewards continue to enforce the rules stringently.
It may seem surprising to hear such words from the author of the stringently abstract Achromes, which are not even surfaces to which some color has been added, like the monochromes of Fontana or Klein, but simply colorless (in practice, white) surfaces (later, volumes).
Since sugar is as stringently rationed as any other commodity, they must buy it on the black market.
In one recent case, a bounty hunter from Arkansas--a state that claims to stringently regulate its bail-recovery agents--nabbed his skip in Chicago, threw the fugitive in the trunk of a car, and drove all the way back to Little Rock.
Not only is the IRS going to have to train its agents on technical tax issues more stringently than ever, it will have to train them even more diligently on the "economic reality" concept.