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flatline

(flăt′līn′)
intr.v. flat·lined, flat·lining, flat·lines
1. To show a horizontal line on the monitor of an electrocardiogram or an electroencephalogram, indicating no electrical activity.
2. Informal To die.
adj.
Being or relating to an electrocardiogram or an electroencephalogram that indicates no electrical activity.

flatline

An informal term for the state of a person whose medical monitoring equipment shows a flat line rather than the normal peaks and troughs. Such a person has recently died or is very near to death.
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"Flatline finishing systems have been incorporated into some areas of U.S.
"I grabbed the long flatline rod from the shotgun holder and began to reel in the live blue runner when I noticed the fishing line was mysteriously running straight down and deep under the boat."
Reciprocating systems are among the newest technologies to hit flatline finishing, said Stranges.
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The customized 4,000-foot-long double-tiered flatline conveyor system, spray booths and ovens have enabled Wood-Mode to double production while maintaining a high-quality finish.
Tenders are invited for Road resurfacing work that includes 73 LF of guardrail at bridge ends; construction signs; snowplowable pavement markers; enhanced flatline thermo pavement marking and spray thermo pavement marking.
The disastrous austerity programme caused the economy to flatline and failed.
On the band's website, TheBlack Parade.com, there is an image of a hospital monitor's flatline and the message "00 BPM".
Major items include removal of 74 LF pipe; 200 LF of 12" temporary slope drain; catch basin protection (types A and B); scoring shoulders; cold planing 911 tons of bituminous pavement; class A concrete (roadway and box bridges); 105 LF of 18" pipe culvert; 113 LF of 48" pipe culvert; 62 LF of precast concrete box culvert (12~ x 8~); 1,026 LF of single guardrail; guardrail terminal; construction signs; flat sheet aluminum signs; plastic pavement markings; painted pavement marking; enhanced flatline thermo pavement marking; seeding; water and erosion control blanket.
As the euro begins to flatline, Eurozone chiefs are understandably panic-stricken - they fear it could mean even more Brits holidaying there this summer.
There will be live performances from The E'n'R Twinz, DJ EJ, The Flatline Crew, Kimberly Miles, Mayhem, DJ Kaos and DJ Blizzard.
Tenders are invited for Repair of bridges that includes 30 CY of backfill material (flowable fill); 1,200 LF of temporary silt fence (with backing); cold planing 20,000 SY bituminous pavement; 1,980 SY of applied texture finish (existing structures); eight (8) bridge end drains (9~-4" x 4~-4"); 30 SF concrete; 536 LF of expansion joint repairs; 290 SY of bridge deck repairs (partial depth of slab); 30 SF of concrete repairs; removable pavement marking line; snowplowable reflective marker; plastic pavement markings and enhanced flatline thermo pavement marking.