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delousing

[dēlou′sing]
Etymology: L, de, from; AS, lus
ridding a person or object of an infestation of lice.

delousing

(de-lows'ing) [L. de, from, + AS. lus, louse]
Ridding the body of lice.
See: louse
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Thus, for effective head lice removal, a delousing instrument must have had small enough gaps to trap not only adults but also nymphs and eggs.
Indeed, well into the 17th century, artists depicted wealthy women apparently proudly delousing their children, much as monkeys pick their progeny's nits--perhaps a skill worth cultivating again in this era of resurgent lice and bedbugs.
customs agents began a system of delousing Mexicans by spraying them with insecticides, gasoline, kerosene, and cyanide-based pesticides before they crossed the Santa Fe bridge in Texas to work in the U.
Additional secondary missions for these companies included supporting the theater Chemical officer with dry-cleaning, waterproofing, dyeing (often with camouflage patterns), fireproofing, mildew proofing, mothproofing (wool was used extensively in military clothing during World War II), insect repellent treatment, delousing, and sterilizing.
In Europe it was commonly used as a powdered delousing agent.
The line includes a complete delousing kit that consists of shampoo, metal comb, cape, gloves and drop cloth.
46) The reason for this was that the admission routine was reasonably lengthy, entailing copious paperwork followed by a bath and delousing (if necessary), withdrawal of clothing and personal items, a detailed medical examination, issue of prison denims, induction briefing and allocation to cell.
Two inmates brought an action against a sheriff, challenging a jail's policy of instructing new inmates to use delousing shampoo.
The lament followed an appearance on a popular radio programme, during which the singer called for a 'national delousing day' to rid Irish children of the dreaded infestation.
The millionaire songstress hit the headlines on Wednesday when she spearheaded a campaign to introduce a national day of delousing every three months to combat the problem of head lice in Irish children.
Delousing agents used on farmed fish mean that they also contain toxins.
This includes 3,500 to 4,500 who served on field sanitation teams, as pesticide applicators or as police in delousing operations.