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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

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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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He saw the rags rise higher and higher above him until at last they tumbled upon the floor from the body of a naked man--a thin, a bony, a hideous caricature of man, that mouthed and mummed and, wabbling upon its weak and shaking legs, crumpled to the floor again, still laughing--laughing horribly.
The tower rose some fifty feet above the roof of the adjacent part of the palace, comprising five levels or floors with windows looking in every direction.
A few ingots toppled from the higher tiers, a single piece of the rocky ceiling splintered off and crashed downward to the floor, and the walls cracked, though they did not collapse.
At the same instant the room filled with bowmen, and then the jeddak of Lothar sank senseless to the marble floor.
Aunt Em, badly frightened, threw open the trap door in the floor and climbed down the ladder into the small, dark hole.
And to this canoe house Jerry was also brought to join the others on the floor. Agno, chief of the devil devil doctors, had stumbled across him on the beach, and, despite the protestations of the boy who claimed him as personal trove, had ordered him to the canoe house.
The carcass hog was scooped out of the vat by machinery, and then it fell to the second floor, passing on the way through a wonderful machine with numerous scrapers, which adjusted themselves to the size and shape of the animal, and sent it out at the other end with nearly all of its bristles removed.
My only possible way to the second floor lay by the back of the house.
Suddenly I came to myself and, with that strange instinct which seems ever to prompt me to my duty, I seized the cudgel, which had fallen to the floor at the commencement of the battle, and swinging it with all the power of my earthly arms I crashed it full upon the head of the ape, crushing his skull as though it had been an eggshell.
On either side of the passage, on the lower floor, were two rooms.
Instead of black, glossy bees- tamed by toil, clinging to one another's legs and drawing out the wax, with a ceaseless hum of labor- that used to hang in long clusters down to the floor of the hive, drowsy shriveled bees crawl about separately in various directions on the floor and walls of the hive.
As soon as he heard his Father's voice, he jumped up from his seat to open the door, but, as he did so, he staggered and fell headlong to the floor.