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wa·fer

(wā'fĕr),
A thin sheet of dried flour paste used to enclose a powder. The wafer is moistened and folded over the drug, so that it can be swallowed without taste.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr. waufre, fr. Germanic]

wafer

(wā′fər)
n.
Pharmacology A flat, tablet of rice paper or dried flour paste encasing a powdered drug.
tr.v. wa·fered, wa·fering, wa·fers
Pharmacology To prepare in the form of wafers.

wafer

(wā′fĕr)
A thin envelope or disk used to enclose a medication or to separate two structures from one another.

wafer 

A very thin lens to be cemented on a larger lens to make a bifocal lens.
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Despite these concerns, Gutierrez assured the board in August 2013 that producing the 262-kg I boule was "plausible" and a "reasonable proposition" and the contract they had negotiated was "conservative compared to actual projections.
Vincent, who served as the first chair of the commission, said that the Boule is well positioned to "influence and help to move the agenda" when it comes to the plight of Black males.
Trying to knock a teammate's boule closer to the cochonnet is fine, and so is trying to knock the other team's boules out of contention.
She asserts the biggest problem with learning today is the lecture, which, according to Boule, has been used in universities since at least 927 AD.
Boule uses her analysis to suggest improvements to two common means of transmitting knowledge: professional conferences and continuing education.
But we found that on the non-exercise day metformin led to better glucose control after lunch than on the day our participants took metformin and exercised," said Boule.
Finally, we meet Boule de Suif, only later to be identified by her given name, Elisabeth Rousset.
I know I will be using this recipe a lot in my baking--I can't wait to try the other recipes made from the boule dough.
The Rev David Clark, who discovered the tree while walking his dog said: "Not many people walk all the way up Ben Boule and I have no idea who the mystery person is.
A player squats to measure the distance from each steel boule to the wooden but with a tape.
It is, however, with Les Mots that Boule begins his introduction, quoting, in English, Sartre's precarious, self-descriptive, final sentence: 'Tout un homme, fait de tous les hommes et qui les vaut tous et que vaut n'importe qui'.