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A form of decay in which wood becomes soft and weak and has a dull lifeless appearance.
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Summary: Young Malayali mum had died in Ras Al Khaimah car crash after husband dozed off
While speaking to ANI, DIG Kumar said that the policemen came to attend the briefing after the night shift and, therefore, they might have dozed off for few minutes.
Two highway police officers and a truck driver were killed early this morning in Hsinchu County when the driver of another truck dozed off and swerved into them, reported Apple Daily.
A SERVING North Wales Police officer told a court he may have dozed off when the police car he was driving crashed into a parked car in the early hours - shunting it into another vehicle.
According to court records, the driver was transporting a number of workers on Emirates Road last May, when he dozed off and rammed his bus into a stationary vehicle.
THOUSANDS of pounds were stolen from a rail passenger as he dozed on a journey from Liverpool Lime Street.
But if so he would have been sadly disappointed as she rested her head on his shoulder and dozed off.
In the near future, this integrated system will enable high-efficiency, unified management of construction work through access to real-time machine data, via its web service, to track work progress including the amount of soil dozed at jobsites.
This worked OK for the next three weeks; but, on week four, Uncle Dave dozed off and his loud snoring continued uninterrupted.
It is thought the woman, in her 50s, dozed off last night after putting something on the cooker to heat.
While she dozed, the intruders sneaked into her Bedworth home and took her pension book and about pounds 100 in cash.