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station

 [sta´shun]
the location of the presenting part of the fetus in the birth canal, designated as −5 to −1 according to the number of centimeters the part is above an imaginary plane passing through the ischial spines, 0 when at the plane, and +1 to +5 according to the number of centimeters the part is below the plane.
Station of the fetus. From McKinney et al. 2000.

sta·tion

(stā'shŭn),
The degree of descent of the presenting part of the fetus through the maternal pelvis, as measured in relation to the ischial spines of the maternal pelvis.

station

Obstetrics The position or level of descent of the presenting part in the pelvis in a vaginal delivery; full engagement of the presenting part at the iliac spines is considered station 'zero'
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The large class of readers, startled by these facts, will exclaim, with one voice, 'How very preposterous!' On my deferentially inquiring why, they will answer, 'These things are above their station.' In reply to that objection, I would beg to ask what their station is.
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The station for the country house was at the opposite end of the town, the time was short, the road not easy; but she was so quick in pouncing on a disengaged coach, so quick in darting out of it, producing her money, seizing her ticket, and diving into the train, that she was borne along the arches spanning the land of coal-pits past and present, as if she had been caught up in a cloud and whirled away.
It struck him that he might meet her at Victoria Station and walk with her to the shop.
Out of that void, at times, came canoes, and men with spears in their hands would suddenly crowd the yard of the station. They were naked, glossy black, ornamented with snowy shells and glistening brass wire, perfect of limb.
"I had to wait in the station for ten days--an eternity.
At a big station at a town the volunteers were again greeted with shouts and singing, again men and women with collecting boxes appeared, and provincial ladies brought bouquets to the volunteers and followed them into the refreshment room; but all this was on a much smaller and feebler scale than in Moscow.
The road to the south was the way to the station. And the road to the north led back to Windygates House.
We got to the station in good time, and being under shelter the lady stood a good while talking to Jerry.
The answer to the telegram sent from the railway station had not arrived, when Alban took his departure for London.
Fogg was crossing the station to the train, when he perceived his five friends of the Reform.
The station, like the scenery, like Helen's letters, struck an indeterminate note.