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  • foetal monitor

    Any piece of equipment used to monitor the foetus to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

  • foetus

    The name given to the embryo during the later stages of development. In human reproduction it refers to an unborn child from its eighth week of development.

  • fog flare lamp

    A kerosene filled lamp, with wadding extending from the vessel into a spout, with the wadding protruding to form a wick.

  • folder

    A folding cover or holder for loose papers.

  • folding bellows camera

    A camera that can be folded to a compact and rugged package when not in use.

  • folding rule

    Ruler composed of light strips of wood joined so that the individual pieces fold and usually pivot in more than one plane; most commonly in 2-foot lengths with four folds. Historically superseded by zigzag rules, which are generally longer and have strips that all fold, zigzag fashion, in a single plane and by metal tape rule.

  • foment can

    pan used to apply warmth to the body

  • food

    Any material that can be digested or absorbed by the body of a human or other animal and used as a source of energy or some essential nutrient, to build and replace tissue, or to relieve hunger.

  • food warmer

    Device used to keep food warm. Often achieved through tealight candles underneath a wire mesh on which food is placed in dishes.

  • foot warmer

    Object or clothing designed to keep feet warm.

  • footbridge

    A civil engineering structure enabling pedestrians to cross the railway lines.

  • footrest

    A support for the foot or feet.

  • footstool

    Small, low stool, to support one's feet.

  • footwarmer

    A metal cylinder filled with very hot water or chemicals at stations and placed on the floor of coaches not fitted with any heating system.

  • forceps

    A pliers-like medical instrument used to grasp tissue.

  • fork - flatware

    Articles of flatware having a handle with a shank terminating in two or more tines, used to manipulate food especially in serving and eating.

  • forks

    Articles of flatware having a handle with a shank terminating in two or more tines, used to manipulate food especially in serving and eating.

  • form

    Use with reference to works of art and architecture to mean the arrangement of visual elements such as line, mass, shape, or color.

  • form - document

    General term referring to documents, which have an established arrangement of different parts and often a fixed order of words.

  • forms (documents)

    Printed or typed documents with blank spaces for insertion of requested information. WCOL9.

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