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(1) See Endowed professorship
(2) A non-sexist term for chairman, chairwoman or chairperson—i.e., the presiding officer in an organisation; in academics, the ‘chair’ is often a full professor responsible for the department’s academic, clinical, administrative and research activities


1. See Endowed professorship.
2. A non-sexist sobriquet for the chairman, -woman or -person, ie the presiding officer in an organization; in academics, the 'chair' is often a full professor responsible for the academic, clinical, administrative and research activities of the department. Cf Endowed chair, Professor.

Patient discussion about chair

Q. Do you want to end because of a vaccination in a wheel chair? It is already about 12 years ago. I met a mother with her kids. One came always in a wheel chair to the services. His terrible story is still in my mind. It could be shown, that because of a vaccination he got the cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) and then spastic paralysis.

A. Corrigendum: If you know somebody speaking German and English who could...

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Thorndike stood irresolute, and then sank back into his chair.
Now as he rises he is seized with a coughing fit, and holds himself by his chair and turns away his wan and battered face until it passes.
Do, Grandfather, talk to us about this chair," she repeated.
The block-and-tackle, running like a trolley on the overhead track, made it possible for the assistant to seize his tail and drag him through the air till he was above the chair.
He sat down before the fire, and stared at the old chair for half an hour.
Dickon began to push the wheeled chair slowly and steadily.
HUNCA MUNCA was just returning with another chair, when suddenly there was a noise of talking outside upon the landing.
I'm late, Adam," he said, sitting down on the chair which Bartle placed for him, "but I was later in setting off from Broxton than I intended to be, and I have been incessantly occupied since I arrived.
said the adjutant, calmly sinking back in his chair.
When he returned to the kitchen Mattie had pushed up his chair to the stove and seated herself near the lamp with a bit of sewing.
And, when half an hour had been spent in tying up his finger, and a new glass had been got, and the tools, and the ladder, and the chair, and the candle had been brought, he would have another go, the whole family, including the girl and the charwoman, standing round in a semi-circle, ready to help.
Under the gleaming icons stood a long invalid chair, and in that chair on snowy-white smooth pillows, evidently freshly changed, Pierre saw- covered to the waist by a bright green quilt- the familiar, majestic figure of his father, Count Bezukhov, with that gray mane of hair above his broad forehead which reminded one of a lion, and the deep characteristically noble wrinkles of his handsome, ruddy face.