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lifeline

1. a line thrown or fired aboard a vessel for hauling in a hawser for a breeches buoy
2. any rope or line attached to a vessel or trailed from it for the safety of passengers, crew, swimmers, etc.
3. a line by which a deep-sea diver is raised or lowered
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The Lifeline program provides low-income households with discounts on telephone and broadband service.
Integrated communications solutions provider Cincinnati Bell Inc (NYSE:CBB) announced on Tuesday that it is now participating in the government-funded Lifeline programme through its i-wireless prepaid cell phone service.
The Lifeline program was created by the Federal Communications Commission more than 20 years ago.
Lifeline had pointed out that its rights to freedom of speech under the Charter were being violated.
STRUGGLING Coventry-based charity Baby Lifeline has been given a pounds 4,000 boost by staff from a distribution company.
For example, a counselor using the lifeline to explore a client's past life experiences would suggest co-constructing a chapter that represents memories of life experiences before the client began his or her formal education.
By leveraging data networking technologies or relying on PCs as the methods of delivery for packetized VoB services, service providers sacrifice the ability to provide lifeline services to residential customers.
I'm not a theologian, but I like the image of Confession as a lifeline to the boat that is the church.