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West

(west),
John B., 20th-century Australian-U.S. pulmonary physiologist.

West

(west),
Charles, English physician, 1816-1898. See: West syndrome.

WEST

Abbreviation for:
Western European Stent Trial
Winter and Emergency Services Team
Women's Estrogen for Stroke Trial

WEST

Weinstein enhanced sensory test Neurology A nerve testing format used to evaluate tactile sensation, using a pocket-sized device with calibrated nylon filaments which deliver specified force to the skin
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We all fought shy of 30d on the east and 175d on the west, and, though we had to skirt them pretty close, nothing but an act of God ever drew one of us across.
Well, to get back to my narrative; we kept on dropping slowly toward the surface the while we bucked the west wind, clawing away from thirty as fast as we could.
The wind had dropped to a steady blow, still from west by north, and the sea had gone down correspondingly.
It has been determined at latitude fifty degrees seven minutes north, longitude twenty degrees sixteen minutes west.
Having thus given the reader some idea of the actual state of the fur trade in the interior of our vast continent, and made him acquainted with the wild chivalry of the mountains, we will no longer delay the introduction of Captain Bonneville and his band into this field of their enterprise, but launch them at once upon the perilous plains of the Far West.
To the west, Bokhara, and, even to the south and west, Afghanistan, were swallowed up.
For it was these bacteria, and germs, and microbes, and bacilli, cultured in the laboratories of the West, that had come down upon China in the rain of glass.
Many millions engaged in them, charging to the bounds of the Empire to be met and turned back by the gigantic armies of the West.
Finally, in 1857, Lieutenants Burton and Speke, both officers in the Bengal army, were sent by the London Geographical Society to explore the great African lakes, and on the 17th of June they quitted Zanzibar, and plunged directly into the west.
As they advanced the ground became rougher and hillier, for there were no farms nor houses in this country of the West, and the ground was untilled.
Now the Wicked Witch of the West had but one eye, yet that was as powerful as a telescope, and could see everywhere.
The second time was when she had fought against the Great Oz himself, and driven him out of the land of the West.

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