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district

Etymology: L, distringere, to compel
1 (in hospital nursing) a group of patients in an area of the unit, usually a subdivision of a ward, for whom a nurse manager or primary nurse is responsible. Patients are customarily assigned to a district on the basis of certain shared needs for nursing care.
2 the area of a city or town assigned to a public health nurse.
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In this manner was the whole male part of the population of the District of Minas put on board the five transports, stationed in the river Gaspereaux, each vessel being guarded by six non-commissioned officers, and eighty privates.
Thus it is peremptorily his Majesty's orders that the whole French inhabitants of these Districts be removed; and I am, through his Majesty's goodness, directed to allow you liberty to carry off your money and household goods, as many as you can without discommoding the vessels you go in.
The presence of a butcher in the district says as much for its intelligence as for its wealth.
Our wheat harvest seemed miraculous to the people in the district, heavy as the first crop off the land ought to be.
Court doesn't open for a few minutes yet," said the assistant district attorney.
Bernard smiled down upon the assistant district attorney as upon a naughty child.
Presently it left the thronged district behind to enter a section of small shops, where it stopped before the entrance to one which bore the sign of a dealer in foreign silks.
Freighters have other landing-stages at various lower levels, to within a couple of hundred feet of the ground; nor dare any flier rise or drop from one plane to another except in certain restricted districts where horizontal traffic is forbidden.
But the struggle almost invariably will be most severe between the individuals of the same species, for they frequent the same districts, require the same food, and are exposed to the same dangers.
He brought me news when I was down with fever at Dupe that one of Ibn Makarrah's men was parading through my District with a bunch of slaves--in the Fork
District Attorney,” said Judge Temple, affecting to busy himself with his minutes, “proceed with the second indictment.
In peacetime it is only necessary to billet troops in the villages of any district and the number of fires in that district immediately increases.

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