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hazard

1. Golf an obstacle such as a bunker, a road, rough, water, etc.
2. a gambling game played with two dice
3. Real Tennis
a. the receiver's side of the court
b. one of the winning openings
4. Billiards a scoring stroke made either when a ball other than the striker's is pocketed (winning hazard) or the striker's cue ball itself (losing hazard)

Hazard

A material or condition that may cause damage, injury, or other harm, frequently established through standardized assays performed on biological systems or organisms. The confluence of hazard and exposure create a risk.

hazard

[′haz·ərd]
(industrial engineering)
Any risk to which a worker is subject as a direct result (in whole or in part) of his being employed.
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The profitable ship will carry a large load through all the hazards of the weather, and, when at rest, will stand up in dock and shift from berth to berth without ballast.
For a moment we gazed about us in quest of a more practicable route; it was, however, at once apparent that there was no resource but to pierce this thicket of canes at all hazards.
Brown, and the other women at the Commissioner's at Gibraltar, appeared in the same trim, I thought they were mad; but Fanny can reconcile me to anything"; and saw, with lively admiration, the glow of Fanny's cheek, the brightness of her eye, the deep interest, the absorbed attention, while her brother was describing any of the imminent hazards, or terrific scenes, which such a period at sea must supply.
A western trapper is like a sailor; past hazards only stimulate him to further risks.
It was destined that on this very morning--our first in the new country--we were to find out what strange hazards lay around us.
Her fearful curiosity was every moment growing greater; and seizing, with trembling hands, the hasp of the lock, she resolved at all hazards to satisfy herself at least as to its contents.
I must follow my instructions to the letter and recover the chest at all hazards, or be taken myself in the attempt.
Therefore, as I am determined not to travel by night, for fear of passing some stream or pool, we have but three days and a half of journeying during which we must find water, at all hazards.
It was the knowledge of this that made her try to escape at all hazards, curse her.
It is true I knew him more intimately than most: I met him first before ever he became a painter, and I saw him not infrequently during the difficult years he spent in Paris; but I do not suppose I should ever have set down my recollections if the hazards of the war had not taken me to Tahiti.
Gringoire set out to follow the gypsy at all hazards.
From the foregoing facts and others that I have noted during my long life within Pellucidar, which is now passing through an age analogous to some pre-glacial age of the outer crust, I am constrained to the belief that evolution is not so much a gradual transition from one form to another as it is an accident of breeding, either by crossing or the hazards of birth.

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