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Wood

(wud),
Paul, U.S. cardiologist, 1907-1962. See: Wood units.

Wood

(wud),
Robert, U.S. physicist, 1868-1955. See: Wood glass, Wood lamp, Wood light.

Wood,

(origin unknown).
Romberg-Wood syndrome - see under Romberg, E

wood,

n one of the five phases, or elements, in Chinese cosmologic and medical theory, the characteristic manifestations of which include anger, assertiveness, competition, conflict, creativity, frustration, and leadership.
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It's so easy to believe things in the woods," said the Story Girl, shaping a cup from a bit of golden-brown birch bark and filling it at the spring.
When Uncle Blair had finished his sketch the shafts of sunshine were turning crimson and growing more and more remote; the early autumn twilight was falling over the woods.
So we walked out of the woods into the autumn dusk.
At evening, the distant lowing of some cow in the horizon beyond the woods sounded sweet and melodious, and at first I would mistake it for the voices of certain minstrels by whom I was sometimes serenaded, who might be straying over hill and dale; but soon I was not unpleasantly disappointed when it was prolonged into the cheap and natural music of the cow.
But now one answers from far woods in a strain made really melodious by distance -- Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo; and indeed for the most part it suggested only pleasing associations, whether heard by day or night, summer or winter.
It is a sound admirably suited to swamps and twilight woods which no day illustrates, suggesting a vast and undeveloped nature which men have not recognized.
At the same instant, with a cry like a wail, first one hound, then another, and then another, sprang helter-skelter from the wood opposite and the whole pack rushed across the field toward the very spot where the wolf had disappeared.
He was galloping round by the bushes while the field was coming up on both sides, all trying to head the wolf, but it vanished into the wood before they could do so.
Soon after this the young man returned, bearing on his shoulders a load of wood.
Industrial workers are exposed to significantly higher amounts of formaldehyde than the general public, although residents of new homes built with engineered wood materials often experience symptoms, especially soon after moving in.
Through five operating divisions, Hanley Wood produces 22 magazines, 17 Web sites, 15 trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.
The last decade has given rise to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a means by which consumers can guarantee that their wood has been harvested from sustainable sources.