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pram

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

(hardware)
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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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Mums and dads across Teesside battling in the car park to put up a pram for their little one, stress rising depending on how much it is raining/ sleeting/snowing - and just how loud the baby is crying.
She said: "My mum bought mine and my sister's prams from there so I thought it would be nice to go back.
Unsettled parents David Bonello and wife Laura chalked it up to bad luck when the first pram was stolen from their Citroen C4 on their driveway weeks before Christmas.
Researchers at the Global Centre for Clean Air Research, at the University of Surrey, carrying out a review of existing evidence, found that the breathing height of infants in prams was between 0.55m and 0.85m (2ft) above ground level.
TAKING your newborn out for a stroll in the pram sounds like a completely harmless and enjoyable activity.
ON the shop floor at one of Middlesbrough's oldest businesses there's a pram that always proves to be a talking point for customers.
Thinking big ,though, began even earlier when, to give the children achange of scenery, a matron of the East Ham children's home devised a supersized pram in 1943.
A WEIRD thing happens to parents when they go pram shopping.
Being a new mother On air, Eimear recalled how each mother was stopped going into the hotel by the general manager and asked could they hand over their prams to be stored in the can lonely...
Joan Smith, 44, twice tried to take the eight-month-old child away while it was in its pram in Aberdeen.