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life support

noun artificial maintenance of life, conninuance of life through medical equipment, extension of life by technological means, sustenance of life by artificial means Generally: being kept alive, fostering of life, life retention, preservation of life, prolongation of existence
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In March 1879, BCLS was granted a fifteen-year monopoly of gold prospecting and the use of an ore crushing plant.
was acting contrary to a court settlement under which BCLS undertook to make belian waterways and a reservoir, while Shak Lung Mun could use the water flowing from the reservoir to the BCL's mining operations but was not allowed "in any way to divert the water.
The first manager of BCLS, he is credited with preparing the second map of Sarawak Proper, on which a map published by the Royal Geographical Society in 1881 is based.
30) Evidence of the calibre of BCLS personnel involved in this work are the contributions to the London Institution of Mining and Minerals by Messrs W.
At the turn of the 19th century, BCLS decided to exploit this ore body, Reginald Pawle being recorded as saying he "would put his shirt on it" (Martine 1946:23-4).
41) The BCLS design was "so successful that six more were installed" at Bau and the same design was adopted in other countries.