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floor

(flōr), [TA]
The lower inner surface of an open space or hollow organ.

floor

Patient care A ward or place in a hospital or medical center where Pts are housed, usually for non-emergent or non-urgent care

Patient discussion about floor

Q. Is it healthy to do Abdominal Sit-Up on the floor without mattress? during sit-Up without mattress I felt pain in the lower back, and I'm afraid that it might be harmful on the long run

A. Absolutely not!
I used to do it at the gym on a very thin carpet. Ended up at my orthopedic doctor with a lot of pain at my lower back. The doctor told me to abstain workout for the next 2 weeks and warned me to always use a mattress.

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References in classic literature ?
As they became accustomed to the light the man turned his eyes toward the door--his one thought now was of escape from this frightful tomb--and as he did so he saw the body of the naked giant lying stretched upon the floor just within the doorway.
The room was empty save for herself and the still form of the jeddak of Lothar lying at her feet, a little pool of crimson staining the white marble of the floor beside him.
He ran about the room, now here, now there, barking loudly; but Dorothy sat quite still on the floor and waited to see what would happen.
A dolorous place it was, this canoe house, filled with groans and sighs, corpses beneath the floor and composing the floor, creatures soon to be corpses upon the floor, corpses swinging in aerial sepulchre overhead, long black canoes, high-ended like beaked predatory monsters, dimly looming in the light of a slow fire where sat an ancient of the tribe of Somo at his interminable task of smoke-curing a bushman's head.
The party descended to the next floor, where the various waste materials were treated.
In the third place, the back windows of the second floor had been open, on each occasion when I had seen them--most probably to air the house, which could not be ventilated from the front during the hot summer weather, in consequence of the shut-up condition of all the windows thereabouts.
I glimpsed him just before he reached the doorway and the sight of him, now roaring as he perceived his lifeless fellow stretched upon the floor, and frothing at the mouth, in the extremity of his rage, filled me, I must confess, with dire forebodings.
For a moment the man upon the floor made no response, then mumblingly came the words: "Food!
As for the lower floor, the athlete and his trainer ate their meals in the dining-room; and left the drawing-room, as a needless luxury, to take care of itself.
"Father, dear Father, I can't," answered the Marionette in despair, crying and rolling on the floor.
It was twelve foot wide and about fifteen or sixteen foot long, and the top stood above water six or seven inches -- a solid, level floor. We could see saw-logs go by in the daylight some- times, but we let them go; we didn't show ourselves in daylight.
This first floor, containing Mrs Brooks's best apartments, had been taken by the week by the d'Urbervilles.