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I do not object to Gladstone’s always having the ace of trumps up his sleeve, but only to his pretence that God put it there.De Aar the second most important railway junction in South Africa, on the line from Cape Town to Kimberley with connections to Windhoek, Johannesberg, Port Alfred and Port Elizabeth.
[Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and The Life of Labouchere, by A I Thorold, Constable & Co. 1913, p. 375]
The man shot through the forearm thinks the bandages are too tight and are hurting his arm when it is really the gun-shot wound. The doctor gives him an injection of morphine. This relieves the pain so the bandages have miraculously loosened themselves.heavy swell in this context a man of exaggeratedly fashionable appearance and behaviour.
... I am a firm believer in the danger of continued high temperature, and I have adopted many methods to control it. I have tried icebags applied to the affected side as recommended by Dr. Lees; but while they afforded great relief to the pleuritic pain they never seemed to me to efficiently control the internal temperature; but on the other hand, I thought that occasionally they lowered the vitality of the affected part, and tended toward the deveolopment of empyema.Osborne biscuits Originally produced in 1860 as one of the first semi-sweet biscuits, they were intended to be called after Queen Victoria. She refused permission, but suggested they could be called after her home on the Isle of Wight, Osborne House.
... if you wish to convey heat away from your patient by a current of air, there is no necessity for placing him in an ice chamber. Air is a very bad conductor of heat, and it chiefly removes it from the exposed surface by carrying the latent heat of evaporation, and having the vapour already in the atmosphere further heated by the warm body ... A current of moderately warm dry air will abstract much more heat than a cold atmosphere saturated with moisture, and will certainly be much more agreeable to the patient...
... A section, a pompom and six ‘undred men.esprit de corps a sense of high regard for the honour of a regiment etc.