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divert

i. An expression used in air traffic control meaning, “Proceed to alternate airfield or carrier as specified.”
ii. To change the target, mission, or destination of an airborne flight.
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I had the good fortune to divert the emperor one day after a very extraordinary manner.
Sometimes he tries to joke and laugh with him, but that will not do; sometimes he endeavours to cheer him with talk about old times, and this at one time may serve to divert the sufferer from his own sad thoughts; at another, it will only plunge him into deeper melancholy than before; and then Hattersley is confounded, and knows not what to say, unless it be a timid suggestion that the clergyman might be sent for.
If I try,' said his afflicted wife, 'to divert him from these things - to raise his thoughts to higher themes, it is no better:- "Worse and worse
Certain gentlemen among the passengers got some of the smaller boats lowered, and amused themselves by rowing about, and swimming, when the sun at evening time was cool enough to let them divert themselves in that way.
The woman began, as if she would tell me a story to divert me:
I could neither sleep nor converse, so that my husband perceived it, and wondered what ailed me, strove to divert me, but it was all to no purpose.
He was the willinger to consent to it now, because he had business upon his hands sufficient to employ him, besides his gun to divert him, which they call hunting there, and which he greatly delighted in; and indeed we used to look at one another, sometimes with a great deal of pleasure, reflecting how much better that was, not than Newgate only, but than the most prosperous of our circumstances in the wicked trade that we had been both carrying on.
The spokeswoman added: "These arrangements follow an agreed protocol and whilst diverts to other hospitals are not a common occurrence, there are occasions when our A&E departments become overstretched and patients need to be diverted to other hospitals in order for them to receive timely treatment.
The GMB union says A&E diverts should only occur as a "last resort", according to official guidance.
Thirdly, all diverts must be signed off and approved at a director level between the acute Trust and West Midlands Ambulance Service.
BFI has warned that if the city diverts trash to other landfills, the per-ton price could jump to $45, raising the annual cost by roughly $14 million.
All rain-diverting header seals work in the same general way: As a trailer is backed into the dock, the sealing member automatically contacts and rests with pressure upon the top of the trailer, creating a barrier that diverts flowing water off the sides of the trailer roof.