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apron

(ā′prŏn) [Fr. naperon, cloth]
1. An outer garment covering the front of the body for protection of clothing during surgery or certain nursing procedures.
2. Part of the body resembling an apron, e.g., redundant skin and underlying adipose tissue of the lower abdomen.

lead apron

An apron that contains lead or equivalent material and is sufficiently pliable to wear as protection from ionizing radiation. It is used to shield patients and personnel during radiological procedures.
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Tarmac employs 120 people in its seven Northumberland quarries and supports at least as half as many jobs again indirectly.
Used tyres remain an overlooked waste STREAMBRIAN Kent, technical director at Tarmac, said: "While plastic recycling has attracted media headlines, used tyres remain a significant and overlooked waste stream and our new innovative rubber modified asphalts offer a more sustainable option for our industry and the environment.
She further claimed all pets are kept in a well-ventilated, shaded area with access to water "as long as operationally possible" before their flight and that they are brought on the tarmac only a few minutes before they needed to be loaded onto the flight.
The consideration is to be satisfied by the transfer to Tarmac of 27 of Breedon's ready-mixed concrete plants and a payment of GBP 4.9m in cash.
Complaints have been sparked as tarmac has been dumped along the verges of the road between Onllwyn and Glynneath
He said: "I couldn't believe this lady remained there considering the heat coming off that tarmac.
Or, I wonder, would the council send out a team with about half a shovelful of tarmac, and what has it cost the ratepayer for this nonrepair?
Once Birmingham was belittled as 'concrete city' but for the past few decades it has become 'tarmac city'.
In turn, Lafarge Tarmac has enlisted Owen Pugh & Co - the division of the Dudley-headquartered Owen Pugh Group which specialises in haulage - to transport the materials between its quarry in Howick, Northumberland, to the project site.
Azmat Jafri, UAE country manager, Al Futtaim Tarmac Quarry Product Company, added: "This is a significant milestone for our business and comes at a time when we are expanding rapidly in the UAE.
Workmen, tasked to tarmac in a new 'no entry' sign did just that.