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firefight

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. a battle using guns rather than bombs or other weapons.

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Accuracy of body mass index in volunteer firefighters

J. Ode, J. Knous, R. Schlaff, J. Hemenway, J. Peterson and J. Lowry.

in Occupational Medicine

April 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Occupational Medicine. 3301 words.

Background

Obesity is prevalent among career firefighters and may contribute to heart attacks, a leading cause of on-duty fatalities. The US National Fire...

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Allen, Zachariah

Richard E. Greenwood.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1376 words.

Allen, Zachariah (15 September 1795–17 March 1882), textile manufacturer, engineer, and inventor, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Zachariah Allen, a merchant, and Ann...

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The Beaver Creek Fire

Matthew Desmond.

in On the Fireline

October 2007; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 8171 words.

Two events more than any others temper and test the firefighter's illusion of self-determinacy: a fire that rages out of control and the loss of a fellow firefighter. This chapter deals...

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blatherskite

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 27 words.

• graphite • prizefight • dogfight • cockfight • neophyte • saprophyte • bullfight • gunfight • firefight • gesundheit

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blatherskite

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 27 words.

• graphite • prizefight • dogfight • cockfight • neophyte • saprophyte • bullfight • gunfight • firefight • gesundheit

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bullfight

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 27 words.

• graphite • prizefight • dogfight • cockfight • neophyte • saprophyte • bullfight • gunfight • firefight • gesundheit

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bullfight

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 27 words.

• graphite • prizefight • dogfight • cockfight • neophyte • saprophyte • bullfight • gunfight • firefight • gesundheit

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Carotid artery dissection following minimal postural trauma in a firefighter

Stewart Lloyd.

in Occupational Medicine

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Occupational Medicine. 0 words.

Carotid artery dissections (CAD) are uncommon, but not rare, and are increasingly recognized as a cause of morbidity. A case of CAD following minimal sustained postural trauma is described....

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The Change Squares of Yemen

Helen Lackner.

in Civil Resistance in the Arab Spring

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 12200 words.

This chapter examines the roots and course of non-violent political action in Yemen from the mid-twentieth century to the 2011 uprisings and beyond. As the overwhelming majority of Yemenis...

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Characterization of Noise and Carbon Monoxide Exposures among Professional Firefighters in British Columbia

Tracy L. Kirkham, Mieke W. Koehoorn, Hugh Davies and Paul A. Demers.

in The Annals of Occupational Hygiene

August 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Occupational Medicine. 5855 words.

Objectives: To characterize exposures to noise and carbon monoxide (CO) among firefighters in British Columbia, Canada.

Methods: Subjects were recruited from 13 fire halls across...

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