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squatting

 [skwaht´ing]
a position with the hips and knees flexed, the buttocks resting on the heels; sometimes adopted by a parturient woman at delivery or by a child with any of certain types of cardiac defects.

squatting

/squat·ting/ (skwaht´ing) a position with hips and knees flexed, the buttocks resting on the heels; sometimes adopted by the parturient at delivery or by children with certain types of cardiac defects.

squatting

Pediatrics A position adopted by a child with cyanotic congenital heart disease, classically seen in Fallot's tetralogy, linked to acute hypoxia; squatting relieves exertion-induced dyspnea by ↓ right-to-left shunt and ↑ systemic vascular resistance and pulmonary blood flow. See Shunt.
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In 2017, for instance, how many of the fires in Metro Manila originated in squatter communities?
Also, new migrants from the provinces joined, further swamping already crowded squatter communities.
The determination of priority and superiority of possession is a serious and urgent matter that cannot be left to the squatters to decide.
109-132; At some points in their article they appear to acknowledge the issues surrounding the binary between 'good/bad' squatter and how it is 'therefore delineating a clear moral distinction', (p.
If the squatter can show he has occupied the land for a further two years after the rejection of his original application, he will be entitled to be registered as owner.
For Jeff Ramohlale, founder of Jeffsville--the first squatter settlement in Atteridgeville--these conditions were an important motivator.
Addressing the squatters, Watareka Wijitha Thero said: "We now see your situation clearly.
Nikki Lewis, director of operations at estate agents CPS Homes, said: "Ad Hoc are obviously offering a service with the best of intentions and I've no doubt that their guardians do deter squatters and crime to some extent, but it's a sad state of affairs that a company like this has to exist.
Squatters could force the whole heap out of slow motion into a real time freefall.
Hundreds of homeowners in Wales are having to fork out thousands of pounds to evict the unwanted residents, after a rise of at least 40% in the number of squatters taking over homes.
The only other alternative is to pay off the trademark squatter.
Thus there was rapid increase of the population in the new town as well as the implementation of those new regulations can be considered as part of the causes of the emergence of squatter settlements( Caldwell, 1973).