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hose

(hōz),
1. A section of tubing or pipe, generally more or less flexible, open at both ends; sometimes fitted with threading to allow fixtures to be affixed to other devices. 2. A type of stocking used in medical settings to provide support for musculature, nerves, or skin.
[O.E. hosa]

hose

(hōz)
Thin, form-fitting leg covering; in medicine, used in the treatment of circulatory problems, to promote venous return.
See also: TED hose
[O.E. hosa]
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Wildlife groups have welcomed the hosepipe bans and have renewed calls for widespread water metering and reform of the process for abstracting water from rivers.
And another said wemay have to get used to more hosepipe bans because climate change will make water more scarce.
Meanwhile other householders in the area face fines of up to pounds 1,000 if they flout the hosepipe ban imposed across the South-East, which affects around 13 million people.
I knew that as long as the hosepipe was there, I could get out, without that it could have been very difficult.
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Despite heavy rain, seven water authorities slapped on hosepipe bans in April following a particularly dry March.
July 2010 may have been the month that brought heatwaves and hosepipe bans to some areas of the UK, but according to provisional statistics from the Met Office, it was also the wettest July on record.
Fellow gardeners, it's time to go to war and rebel against these hosepipe bans by watering your precious lawns and plants.
Severn Trent says it has no plans to bring in a hosepipe ban in the Midlands.
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said: "If an area is no longer in drought the public shouldn't have the possibility of hosepipe bans or other temporary restrictions hanging over their heads.
The dry weather has forced my local authority to impose a hosepipe ban.