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1. One of the five elements balanced by acupuncture treatments according to acupuncture theory (the others are water, metal, earth, and wood).
2. In dentistry, the fusing of water and a powder containing kaolin, feldspar, and other substances to produce porcelain used in restorations and artificial teeth.


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Public health A conflagration. See Residential fire, Superfire.
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1. In dentistry, the fusing of water and a powder containing kaolin, feldspar, and other substances to produce porcelain used in restorations and artificial teeth.
2. One of five elements balanced by acupuncture treatments (the others are water, metal, earth, and wood).
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Patient discussion about fire

Q. Does anyone have an issue with fire log? Every time my neighbors use fire log, I suffer. What can I do? I moved to the West Coast, and realized people burn a lot of fire logs here. I seem to have developed an allergy to it. Every winter, I suffer when neighbors use fire logs. I can not go around the whole neighborhood asking them not to use it. I am wondering if there's any patient advocacy to prohibit the usage of fire logs? I am sure there must be a lot of asthma patients who have the same problem with mine? If we regulate smoking, why can't we regulate fire logs?

A. I found some info like this.

I wish there's a regulation. If the healthcare cost is an issue for the government, they can reduce emergency visits due to asthma, by regulating fire logs.

Q. How do you tell the difference between chemical burns, and burns from fire? Please don't spare on gross words i would like to know everything there is to burns.

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'The Welsh/Italian Dragon was no doubt breathing fire after a gymnast called Tweddle finished ahead of him in the 2006 award,' he mused.
BREATHING FIRE'S bid to give trainer Jessica Harrington a third Pierse Hurdle win yesterday ended in tragedy when he died in a fall at the first hurdle, writes Tony O'Hehir.
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Veteran anti-apartheid campaigner Mr Hain, who knows the former South African president well, said he was "breathing fire down the line".
From the dejection of losing to Fiji in Nantes, the Welsh dragon is breathing fire again.
I can see it now in my mind's eye, one paw rampant, eyes blazing and breathing fire.
THIRTY runners around Leop-ardstown's inside track on heavy ground doesn't make for the best betting medium, but we won't be able to stop ourselves getting stuck into the Pierse Hurdle this afternoon, and the two I think need to be backed are View Mount Prince and Breathing Fire.
But Wales hero Sweeney insists that will not stop the Dragons breathing fire and branded the Springbok superstar as 'unprofessional.'
Breathing Fire, the players' behind-the-scenes account of the Six Nations success, goes on sale exclusively at the stadium - and there's also a chance to get a signed copy of the book.
But blonde Jessica, who is carnival queen in her home town of Melksham, Wilts, won't be breathing fire at the festivities this weekend - because the flames might damage her lipstick.
Jessica Harrington, successful with Studmaster in the race last year, has three among the 66 entries for the E130,000 handicap - Breathing Fire, Woodhouse and Valley Of Giants.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were greeted by 7,000 screaming fans in London's Leicester Square, which included a scene-setting dragon breathing fire.