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osier

(ō`zhər): see willowwillow,
common name for some members of the Salicaceae, a family of deciduous trees and shrubs of worldwide distribution, especially abundant from north temperate to arctic areas.
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withe, wythe

withe, 1
1. A partition dividing two flues in the same chimney stack.
2. A flexible, slender twig or branch; an osier; esp. used to tie down thatching on roofs.
3. Each continuous vertical section of wall, one masonry unit in thickness.

osier


osier

1. any of various willow trees, esp Salix viminalis, whose flexible branches or twigs are used for making baskets, etc.
a twig or branch from such a tree
2. any of several North American dogwoods, esp the red osier

Osijek

3. a town in NE Croatia on the Drava River: under Turkish rule from 1526 to 1687. Pop.: 85 000 (2005 est.)
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Sir William Osier (1849-1919) was a Canadian physician who created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he brought medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training.
Osier, who read Ben Franklin, no doubt would have been familiar with Franklin's recommendations --5 a.
There are also eight other mammals: aruis (sheep), euros/roos/uroos (kangaroos), eyras (wildcats), ursa/ursae (bear/s), urus (aurochs); two + six plants: anu/anyu, naio / aras, arusa, osier, roosa, seraya, souari; two + three birds: ani, nye / ioras, soor, sora; five moneys: aureus, euros, [dagger] oras, reis, [dagger] rosa; eight related to vision(s): iris, seer/seir/ser, eyers, eyesore, rays, resee; and five related to anger or bitterness: [dagger] ires/rise, rouse, sore, sour.
As late as 1903 medicine's paterfamilias, Canadian William Osier, divulged to the New Haven Medical Association the shameful truth "that many, very many men in large practice never use a stethoscope, and as for a microscope, they have long forgotten what a leucocyte or a tube cast looks like" ("On the Educational Value of the Medical Society," The Collected Essays of William Osier.
Faith Osier, from the Kenya Medical Research Institute, said that resistance to malaria drugs was an increasing problem so vaccines were desperately needed to battle the Plasmodium falciparum parasite before it had a chance to make people sick.
Resistance to malaria drugs is an increasing problem so vaccines are desperately needed to battle the Plasmodium falciparum parasite before it has a chance to make people sick," said Dr Faith Osier, first author from the Kenya Medical Research Institute.
Taylor's predecessor Edward Osier, whose work was published in 1835, worked with very little solid data because Exmouth's widow refused to help him.
Gurria is a greatly welcomed addition to this initiative," says Fen Osier Hampson, distinguished fellow and director of the global security and politics program at the GCIG.
MIKE DIGBY, Green Acres, Osier Lane, West Beckham, Norfolk, NR25 6PL, tel 01263 824069, email miked3038@hotmail.
The maze is made from a type of willow called common osier, the same kind of plant which is used for basket weaving.
In closing, I should like to recall to your minds one of the great physicians of modern times who was among the outstanding knowers and lovers of libraries, Sir William Osier.