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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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The boats, engines, and other related marine equipment will also be utilized by PALS in their Outdoor Adventure Tourism activities to raise funds to continue to run the PALS Rescue Service.
School PALs enables students to use a handheld for an extended period of time, making it a truly personal tool.
2 -- 3) Ian Martin Arujo, right, shows off the letter he received from a Kenyan pen pal.
PALS represents a rich mosaic array of knowledge, experience, and linkages that emerged from a thoughtful and energizing process.
Pals should have experience of having a baby, preferably in Coventry and have experienced difficulties due to financial constraints, housing problems, domestic violence or social isolation.
1398-1) allowing a bankruptcy estate to succeed to the debtor's unused PALs.
He could have inquired as to the status of that mortgage before he entered into his lease with the Pals.
The back alley behind the PALS center is a long way from a scenic Sierra trout stream, but the kids don't seem to notice the rows of shopping carts, bales of waste paper and fence topped with barbed wire.
NEW YORK -- The Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program (PALS([R])), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing mentoring and career guidance services to minority law students and early-career attorneys in the New York metro area, today announced exceptionally positive initial results in its Campaign for PALS.
If the property is frequently profitable, occasional PALs are hardly a concern, as the taxpayer can carry the loss forward.
As in previous years, the older kids sent questionnaires about what their pen pals like and dislike.
TONKA WHEEL PALS SPIN N GO RACEWAY playset (ages 18 months and up) will be available Fall 2007 for an approximate retail price of $29.