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Disaster

See also Shipwreck.
Amoco Cadiz
oil tanker broke up off Britanny coast; 1.6 million barrels spilled (1978). [Fr. Hist.: Facts (1978), 201, 202]
Angur-boda
Utgard giantess, worker of disaster; literally, ‘anguish-boding.’ [Norse Myth.: Leach, 58]
Chicago fire
conflagration destroyed most of city (1871). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 94]
Deluge
earth-covering flood that destroyed all but Noah’s family and animals in the ark. [O.T.: Genesis 6–8]
Deucalion’s Flood
the Deluge of Greek legend. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 266]
Evangeline
concerns peaceful village vacated and destroyed during war. [Am. Lit.: “Evangeline” in Magill I, 261–263]
Fatal Vespers
2 Jesuits and 100 others killed in collapse of lecture hall. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1127]
Gilgamesh epic
Babylonian legend contains pre-Biblical ac-count of Flood. [Near East. Myth.: EB, IV: 542]
Hindenburg, the
German airship blew up upon mooring in New Jersey (1937). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 43]
Johnstown Flood
Pennsylvania city destroyed by flood (May 31, 1889); 2,200 lives lost. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1427]
Lusitania
British luxury liner sunk by German submarine in World War I. [Br. Hist.: EB (1963) XX, 518]
Pompeii
Roman city buried by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (79). [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 2187]
red cloud
indicates disaster is impending. [Eastern Folklore: Jobes, 350]
San Francisco earthquake
disaster claiming many lives and most of city (1906). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 443–444]
Titanic
British passenger ship sinks on maiden voyage (1912). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2753]

Disasters

(dreams)
Dreaming about natural disasters, such as earthquakes and floods, is not that uncommon. People usually have these dreams at a time of many changes in their lives. Most people have ambivalent feelings about change and some resist even positive changes. Therefore, quick shifts in life style or some type of crisis may bring about dreams of natural disasters. Please look up specific disasters by name.
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He said ' the country is expected to experience late onset in most parts, but this delay is likely to be more evident in the northern states.
The mean [+ or -] SD age at onset was 27.2 [+ or -] 7 years (8-43 years).
They've often had short durations of follow-up, they've only examined narrow ranges of age of onset for AD, and most of them have been designed to primarily evaluate other exposures and outcomes, rather than looking at the timing of AD onset itself."
The control group, including 478 subjects after matching for age and gender with early onset DM, is derived from another epidemiological study, which is aiming to investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Urumqi community, Xinjiang Province.
In conjunction with histological differences, it may be indicated that the adipose development is related to the puberty onset. We also detected alteration in expression of genes associated with adipose in goat at pre-puberty and onset of puberty.
The current study found the rate of AIPS was more in the early onset group 40% as compared to 32% in the late onset group, but this difference was not statistically significant.
Data from 1581 patients with T2DM with age at onset <40 years were collected, and ultimately 1545 patients were included in this study after excluding patients with incomplete information.
The age of onset was defined as the age when obvious positive symptoms (i.e., hallucinations or delusions) first appeared, based on information obtained during the clinical exam or as provided by family members.
The patients who had initial symptoms started after 50 years of age were accepted as late onset AS.
The finding that there may be an association between age at puberty and age at onset of the disease in female schizophrenic patients is consistent with the hypothesis that estrogen has a protective effect against schizophrenia.
The Results: Early alcohol consumption was associated with a delayed onset of signs of puberty, but tobacco use didn't have the same effect.
(1) Determine what types of onsets are preferred when the modifier rhymes with the base adjective.