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Flood

(flŭd),
Valentine, Irish anatomist and surgeon, 1800-1847. See: Flood ligament.

flood

(flŭd),
1. Synonym(s): flooding (1)
2. Colloquialism for a profuse menstrual discharge. Synonym(s): flooding (2)
[A.S. flōd]
A disaster caused by waters from torrential rains, overflow of rivers, streams, lakes or reservoirs or dam collapse, resulting in a significant rise of water level above roads and habitated areas, resulting in loss of property and lives and the need to evacuate large segments of the population
Public health aspects of floods
Immediate Poor access to potable water, food, medication, hypothermia, drowning
Clean-up phase Exposure to sewage, sharp jagged debris, biological hazards in flood water, exposed and ‘live’ electrical lines, body fluid pathogens, carbon monoxide, musculoskeletal hazards, heat or cold stress, motor vehicle-related dangers, fire, drowning, and hazardous materials
Clean-up protection clothing Hard hats, goggles, heavy work gloves, life jackets, watertight boots with steel toes and insoles

flood

(flŭd)
1. To bleed profusely from the uterus, as after childbirth or in cases of menorrhagia.
2. Colloquialism for a profuse menstrual discharge.
[A.S. flōd]
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giganteus are very common in floodable areas, occurring from Mexico to South America, in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia.
Capital Department: Laguna Don Tomas, Santa Rosa (Site 4): Two females (TTU 64391, UNRC 168), floodable area with semihalophytic shrubs.
One irony of the book is that it failed to intrigue the very person it should captivate, for I farmed floodable property in New Zealand, dealt with a Catchment Board, and lived near to Basil Parkes (one of the characters in the book).
As large freighters unload their cargo, they fill ballast tanks and floodable cargo holds with water from the harbor.
"The intention is that this building, as well as the amenity building, will be floodable, and will also be resilient to the effects of being flooded.
In contrast, classes 11 and 14 are found mostly in lowly sloped (< 5[degrees]) lands; class 11 is more floodable (CTI > 14) and closer to rivers than class 14, whereas this one lays at lower altitudes than class 11.
Coperion K-Tron notes that the twin-screw elements are suitable for floodable powders and sticky or hard-to-flow materials.