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wet

1. rainy, foggy, misty, or humid
2. employing a liquid, usually water
3. Chiefly US and Canadian characterized by or permitting the free sale of alcoholic beverages
4. damp or rainy weather
5. Brit informal a Conservative politician who is considered not to be a hard-liner
6. Chiefly US and Canadian a person who advocates free sale of alcoholic beverages
7. the wet Austral (in northern and central Australia) the rainy season

wet

[wet]
(physics)
A liquid is said to wet a solid if the contact angle between the solid and the liquid, measured through the liquid, lies between 0 and 90°, and not to wet the solid if the contact angle lies between 90 and 180°.
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Often these wet nurses would literally move into the plantation house to nurse the mistress's baby around the clock, just as hired wet-nurses would move in with the family in later years (Golden 127).
The last thing she expected to get from the experience was syphilis, the sexually transmitted disease that can also be passed from infected mother to fetus, and then from infant to wet-nurse.
90) Samuel Johnson, born in Lichfield in 1709, a major intellectual of his day, is on record as believing that he contracted his general poor health and poor eyesight from his wet-nurse.
One of the novel's boldest moves is to bring the peripheral figure of the Irish wet-nurse to the center in order to destabilize notions of national identity in favor of transnational belonging.
How often were the children raised by the mother, by a wet-nurse, or in an orphanage?
8); the exclusively female profession of wet-nurse (chap.
A wet-nurse, Lady Ke, seized power in the late Ming court, but the "danger" she posed was no more gender-based than her ally, the eunuch Wei Zhongxian.
On February 10, a formidable team, comprising Presidents John Kufuor of Ghana, Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo; South African Vice President Jacob Zuma, the executive secretary of the African Union, Amara Essy, and the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General to ECOWAS, Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, converged on the capital Yamoussoukro to try and wet-nurse the fledgling peace plan.
Mary secretly spirits the dying infant across the canal to her wheelchair- dependent, wet-nurse sister Blossom (Neena Gupta), who lives in a downscale alms house.
Given that many of the writers were probably nursed by a slave wet-nurse, and that some of them were friends of women who owned thousands of slaves, this shows a remarkable ability on their part to separate the idea of slavery from the reality.
A final chapter (curiously entitled 'An Ending: Julien among the Cannibals') proposes a reading of Le Rouge et le noir, this even though the novel enjoyed very little popularity at the time of its publication; Pasco here suggests that the behaviour of Stendhal's 'paternally challenged' (sic) hero is largely to be explained in terms of his relationship to his father, of the absence of a mother and of the fact that Julien was in all probability sent to a wet-nurse as a baby.
BetVictor go just 11-8 that Drogba is treated at least twice by the physio, and offer 3-1 that she's not called on to the pitch to wet-nurse the nancy boy.