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firm

UK ward-speak for a team of doctors who work together to look after a list of patients. A firm usually consists of a consultant, a registrar, an FY2 (formerly, senior house officer—SHO) and an FY1 (formerly, pre-registration house officer—PRHO).
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Clare added: "The foundations of stronger mortgage lending are a lot firmer than they have been for some time."
It is normally routine procedure, which involves placing implants in the buttocks to give them a firmer outline.
It plays better if it's firmer and it's a bit more challenging that way."
ING economist James Knightley said: "We suspect that the Bank will want firmer evidence that the economy is slowing."
The cross-country course will remain on the firmer side, with the going good to firm yesterday.
Rosselli believes that the Chinese are aware that some of their approaches are different from those in other parts of the world, "so they considered the award, which represents recognition by their peers, a great honor." He notes that most members of the team were Chinese, adding, "Stephen Firmer, SHiP Start Up Manager, and myself were the only foreigners permanently involved.
Scientists have now found that some spiders can also make silk in their feet, which may sometimes help them get a firmer grip on a surface.
Make Over Your Metabolism: Four Weeks To A Faster Metabolism And A Fitter, Firmer Body is an informative introduction to strategies of author and expert trainer Robert Reames to acquiring and maintaining physical fitness.
The mother of a Japanese abductee said Sunday that the Japanese government should take a firmer stance against North Korea on the abduction issue as she is concerned that simply continuing discussions may not be sufficient.
She gets through it/to betterdays and a firmer love/but there are still those mornings/when she wakes to the scent of violets/wither'd all.
Neuwirth gets back on much firmer ground when he discusses the failures of governments and international development institutions to address the problems of squatter settlements.
Females engaged in strength training will lose body fat and exhibit a slight increase in muscle size--producing a firmer, trimmer physique.