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fire hose

A strong, heavy stream of something. When I defended my dissertation, it felt like the questions were coming at me like a fire hose.
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A spokesperson for Northumber land Fire and Rescue Service said: ""The fire hose at the back of the building has been laid out purely as a precautionary measure should an incident occur while current exter nal work is being carried out."
Being that a fire hose is made to be durable, it can be assumed (but not guaranteed) that the bag will stand the test of time.
Question 1: Does the hydrostatic testing requirement of NSTM 505, section 505-11.1.3 and JFMM Volume IV, Chapter 9, Appendix B through D apply while testing the fire hoses? NSTM 505 does not apply to fire hose.
"[It's used] to tighten and loosen fire hose connections,"
The officers put out the blaze with fire extinguishers and fire hoses.
The hose is easy to operate and doesn't have the whip effect often found with larger commercial fire hoses. The hose allows you to stand a good distance back from the smoke and flames to avoid injury.
The only thing missing was a riot squad with fire hoses, and for all I knew, one was hiding in the bushes.
Some of the fire hoses used in the model are fragile and could cause a fire.
Thousands upon thousands of standards exist to advance incredibly diverse aims--from ensuring that the threads of fire hoses and hydrants match to enabling computers to connect to networks.
Connor was the most obvious antagonist in the drama that produced the most powerful images of the civil rights movement--the dogs and fire hoses of the 1963 Birmingham demonstrations.
"Bring on the fire hoses," said a college-aged guy standing outside a bar.
Then, as an added treat, he ordered his fire department to use big black fire hoses to douse them with water on this hot spring day, because there were no swimming pools in Birmingham that little black children could use.
The woven cotton and nylon fire hoses used by firefighters are flexible, durable, lightweight and capable of withstanding enormous water pressure.