Brutal Beginning

A descriptor for the abrupt onset of disease—often within 1–2 hours—seen in 12 of the cases of leptospirosis
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It's a brutal beginning, one which sets the policeman on a journey which will see you come face to face with equally visceral horrors within STEM - basically a version of the Matrix.
Given that brutal beginning, Celts did well to get to the interval just one behind.
After a brutal beginning to his career that featured seven interceptions returned for touchdowns as a redshirt freshman, and just one start since, Lee didn't factor much into the Tigers' plans, most believed.
The marriage goes on to have other troubles, but its brutal beginning, its lingering aftereffects, is not one of them.
OFFICIAL RECORD: 24-3-0 ONE incredible fight - a battle that has seeped into fight folklore - earns JEM CARNEY, who plied his trade during boxing's brutal beginning, a place on the list.
Picking a player of the season so far is a difficult task given how badly the Bluebirds have disappointed but clearly, it is Whittingham's contribution that has saved them from an even more brutal beginning.