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CORD, measures. A cord of wood must, when the wood is piled close, measure eight feet by four, and the wood must be four feet long. There are various local regulations in our principal cities as to the manner in which wood shall be measured and sold.

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Nieve was staying at her gran's but was whisked over to meet her new baby sister and cut the umbilical cord.
Doctors and nurses from Medcare Hospital Sharjah rushed to the scene and cut the umbilical cord, and transferred the baby to the maternity ward.
"They told me not to cut the umbilical cord, to wrap the baby up in blankets, and I was crying at the time begging them to hurry up as Debbie was in such a state."
The family had called an ambulance three hours before that, he said, and dispatchers had told them not to cut the umbilical cord until the crew arrived.
In the Philippines, polio has been eradicated since 2000, while maternal and neonatal (newborn) tetanus (the result of using infected instruments to cut the umbilical cord during delivery) was eliminated in 2017.
Seth -- who also has son Ashe, two, with his spouse -- thanked the New York Police Department, who arrived shortly after the baby and helped cut the umbilical cord, and his kind neighbours, who put towels in a dryer to keep the newborn warm until more help arrived.
But when Ayla was born the first person she was Nathan, who also cut the umbilical cord.
"Mum was really, really amazing." Jools posted a picture of herself breastfeeding the baby on her Instagram page and said her two eldest daughters cut the umbilical cord.
She shows new mothers (and fathers) how to approach their own research and answers many medical questions related to newborns, such as when to cut the umbilical cord and why newborns receive certain injections or treatments.
Do the Kurds play the patient game that has borne little fruit or do they cut the umbilical cord and go alone, by receiving revenues directly or going after the buyers of Kurdish oil via SOMO, after all Baghdad has frequently threatened to sue buyers of Kurdish oil.
Alun added: "Although I missed the birth, I'm just happy everything turned out fine and I got to cut the umbilical cord. Also, I'm from North Tyneside and Sarah is from South Tyneside and our three other children have all be born in South Tyneside.
She said she cut the umbilical cord herself and told the CPS caseworker she put him in the dumpster because she thought the baby was dead.