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 (s) [sek´und]
the base SI unit of time, equal to ¹⁄₆₀ of a minute, and defined in terms of the periodicity of specific radiation of cesium 133.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


verb To temporarily transfer a person to the employ of another, as typically used in the UK, to gain work experience.
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Q. second wind My cousin is an experienced aerobic for nearly 2 years. She does vigorous exercises. How a ''second wind'' affects her and what is it?

A. The term ‘second wind is mostly known to the people who are related to the fitness. No matter how fit you are, the first few minutes into vigorous exercise you'll feel out of breath, and your muscles may ache. Your body isn't able to transport oxygen to the active muscles quickly enough. As a result, your muscles burn carbohydrates an aerobically, causing an increase in lactic acid production. Gradually, your body makes the transition to aerobic metabolism and begins to burn nutrients (carbohydrates and fats) aerobically. This shift over to aerobic metabolism coincides with your getting ''back in stride'' (a.k.a. the ''second wind''). The more you train and the more fit you become, the sooner you will get your ''breath'' back and reach an aerobic steady state that you can maintain for a relatively extended duration.

Q. What is the second phase of alcohol rehab? I guess the first one is well known... admitting you are addicted, but then what?

A. anybody??? advises about the second phase of rehab??

Q. what to expect from second month of pregnancy? My wife is pregnant for the first time and I'm knowledgeless...what should I expect from her second month? pain? moods? anything else I should know??

A. Thanks zoe2008, you've helped a lot! The craving thing is indeed happening, I've never bought so many sweet potato in my life!!!

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It, however stressed that the information which the 1st Defendant gave to the 2nd and 3rd Defendants constituted false information contrary to section 31 (5) and (6) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and Articles 2 and 5 of the 2nd Defendant's 2014 Guidelines for the nomination of candidates for public office.
MAESDU SATURDAY ECLECTIC: 1st Shaun Davies 42pts, 2nd Jamie Cheetham 40pts, 3rd Keith Morris 40pts.
Ladies: Shahzadi Gulfam (1st net); Aisha Moazzam (2nd net); Zahida Durrani (3rd net);
Male Poomsae (under-30): Muhammad Rajab Ayub (Punjab)1st 15 points; Muhammad Mumtaz (Army) 2nd 10points
The 2nd position went to Ghazanfar Mehmood of Garden City Golf Club with 217 gross while 3rd position won by Abdul Zahoor of Multan with gross 220.
1957 Patricia Bredin All 7th 1958 Did not compete 1959 Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson Sing Little Birdie 2nd 1960 Bryan Johnson Looking High, High, High 2nd 1961 The Allisons Are You Sure?