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An internal DOS/Windows command that erases a file from the disk. When a file is deleted from the command line, it cannot be retrieved from the recycle bin, so "be careful!" However, files deleted from Windows Explorer are saved in the recycle bin. Del and Erase are two forms of the command. See Delete key.

Following are examples of deleting single and multiple files:
del old.txt     erase OLD.TXT
  del *.txt       erase all TXT files


  erase old.txt   erase OLD.TXT
  erase *.txt     erase all TXT files
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On drawings, abbr. for “delineation.”
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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La inervacion del musculo aductor del hallux esta a cargo del ramo profundo del nervio plantar lateral (Testut & Latarjet y Williams et al.).
La accion del musculo aductor del hallux es aducir el hallux y mantener la concavidad inferior de los arcos longitudinal medial, trasversal proximal y distal del tarso (Hakim-Zargar et al., 2010; Groarke et al., 2012).
El estudio del complejo neuromuscular del musculo aductor del hallux y el nervio plantar lateral es relativamente poco conocido, por lo que decidimos estudiar las caracteristicas morfologicas y morfometricas de este musculo junto a sus ramos motores.
Rooms with heraldic friezes: Stivini records two such rooms, the Camera del Mirto and the Camerino dorato dale Mani, the former described as in progress in October 1495 (appendix, item 26).
On 21 October 1495 (appendix, item 26) it is learned that because of the humidity nothing had been done but that the "camarino sopra a quello del Felese" had been decorated with "li quadri tuti et se adora li festoni che liga dicti quadri." "Felese" or more properly "Felse" - i.e.
Here were created (appendix, items 27, 30-31, 37-38, 40) the four large-scale frescoes that gave the room the name the "Sala de le Victorie del Illustrissimo et Excellentissimo Signore quondam messer Ludovico" (but called the Sala de Gonzaga in item 37).