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Nautical a light tender with a flat bottom and a bow formed from the ends of the side and bottom planks meeting in a small raised transom

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PRAM

(1) (Phase Change RAM) Pronounced "P-ram. See phase change memory.

(2) (Parameter RAM) Pronounced "P-ram." A battery-backed part of the Macintosh's memory that holds Control Panel settings and the settings for the hidden desktop file. If the command and option keys are held down at startup, the desktop settings are cleared and a dialog to rebuild the desktop is initiated.
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The pilot group was made up of eight mothers who had experienced different types and degrees of trauma and were referred to PRAMS by their GP, health visitor or midwife.
PRAMS contains information about pregnancy intention for women who had a live birth, but not for women whose pregnancy ended in an abortion, miscarriage or fetal death.