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life preserver

slang A condom. My dad slipped a life preserver in my pocket as I headed out on my prom date, and my face turned so red I thought I would burst into flames. What kind of idiot has a one-night stand without a life preserver on these days?
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Carefully folding the life preserver after flight and putting it into a dedicated package such as a one-gallon zipper lock bag helped protect it against damage.
When thinking about the life preserver example above, does that make any sense to you?
Referring to Diagram l-A and aligning corners, position pink waves print A on pink life preserver print 6 1/2" square.
Stand-ins for traditional hall passes include a life preserver, rubber snakes and alligators, a shoe, a wooden apple, a magic wand, and even a doll named Igor.
As someone who has been jailed for contempt of court for refusing to cough up sources, albeit for only five days, I must agree with Bob Zelnick's take in your story ("Waivering," February/March), "a request for a waiver [is] 'a functional betrayal of the source and the relationship, and I am disheartened to see how many of my colleagues have rushed to this little life preserver at the expense of their sources.'"
It truly is a life preserver!" Not only is Joan covered, but she has secured coverage for both of her children through their own policies, making her a financial role model for her friends and family.
The idea of compensating tidal forces using a ring of compact matter ("Black Hole Life Preserver: Don't get sucked in without one" SN: 8/30/03, p.
Only one other person is known to have survived a plunge over the Canadian falls without a barrel or other contraption: a seven-year-old boy wearing a life preserver who had been thrown into the water in a 1960 boating accident.
According to Steven Murphy, Softek's president and CEO, "Softek is throwing an application availability life preserver to businesses that were 'voted off' the BMC Software storage management island." Survivor references aside, Murphy went on to point out that customers should not automatically trust large vendors to indefinitely maintain individual product lines, while smaller companies can focus on single innovative products.
Also, the placenta is the baby's life preserver before breathing is established.
with clear, tight pictures of the suspect in the water clinging to a life preserver as police tried to talk him into climbing up onto a tugboat.
In the meantime, IT services vendors must rely on their "life preserver" services: payment processing, applications and data center outsourcing, and product support services, and security and disaster recovery."
Supermarket retailers have to realize that private label could be their life preserver in a retail arena that is becoming more and more competitive every day.
Use that information to calculate the diameter of the life preserver in the photograph from her trip.
She confronted me with it, clinging to me as someone would cling to a life preserver. We both sobbed, and I promised her I wouldn't take my life.