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A 15-year audit of home parenteral nutrition provision at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

“A Breath from Home”: Soldier Entertainment and the Nationalist Politics of Pop Culture during World War II

“A Civilization Without Homes”

‘A Cup of Tea with Homer’

444 A randomised trial of home-based exercise in patients with heart failure: results of the BRUM-CHF study

‘A Scotch Parnellite Party’: Land, Home Rule and the Third Reform Act

A01-6 The application of a programme of home-based tilt — trainig in patients suffering from vasovagal syncope

A06-6 Reliability of home monitoring telemetric follow-up in comparison to standard follow-up of pace-maker patients

AAN (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Abandoned New England: Landscape in the Works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop

Abandoned New England: Landscape in the Works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop. By Priscilla Paton. (Hanover: University Press of New England, 2003. xx, 282 pp. $39.95, ISBN 1-58465-313-2.)

Abnormalities of social interactions and home-cage behavior in a mouse model of Rett syndrome

Abroad and Home (1937–1968)

Absence of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Elderly Medicaid-Insured Nursing Home Residents

Abstracts: Home monitoring - Long term follow up

Abuse in care homes for older people: the case for safeguards

Academic Status of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Public Schools: Student, Home, and Service Facilitators and Detractors

Accelerated Dysfunction Among the Very Oldest-Old in Nursing Homes

Acceptability and compliance with wearing energy-shunting hip protectors: a 6-month prospective follow-up in a Finnish nursing home

An Accidental Homer

Accuracy and Bias of Licensed Practical Nurse and Nursing Assistant Ratings of Nursing Home Residents' Pain

Accuracy of Nurse Aides' Functional Health Assessments of Nursing Home Residents

ACHESON, (Ernest) Donald (1926 - 2010), Chief Medical Officer, Departments of Health and of Social Security (formerly Department of Health and Social Security), Department of Education and Science and Home Office, 1983–91

Achievements and Weaknesses of Justice and Home Affairs Cooperation

Achieving low carbon buildings using Code for Sustainable Homes in the UK

ACLAND, Thomas Dyke (1809 - 1898), an invalid not leaving home

Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

“‘Action, and Action Now’: fdr's First 100 Days.” William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY. http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/100HOME.HTML

Activity patterns, home-range size, and habitat utilization of Sarpa salpa (Teleostei: Sparidae) in the Mediterranean Sea

Acute Admissions from Nursing Homes; Hospital Utilization and Outcome


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(8th century bc),

Greek epic poet. He is traditionally held to be the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, though modern scholarship has revealed the place of the Homeric poems in a pre-literate oral tradition. In later antiquity Homer was regarded as the greatest poet, and his poems were constantly used as a model and source by others. (Homeric can be used of Bronze Age Greece as described in these poems.)

Homer sometimes nods even the greatest expert may make a mistake (nods here means ‘becomes drowsy’, implying a momentary lack of attention). The saying is recorded in English from the late 14th century, but derives ultimately from the Roman poet Horace commenting on the Greek epic poet Homer, ‘I'm aggrieved when sometimes even excellent Homer nods.’

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