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lowered, beaten down, or cut away, as the background of an ornamental pattern in relief. used specifically of stone-cutting; also of metal when the pattern or inscription is to show bright on dark, and the ground is therefore worked out with the graving-tool and left rough or hatched in lines.



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  • burundi and rwanda dispute two sq km (0.8 sq mi) of sabanerwa, a farmed area in the rukurazi valley where the akanyaru/kanyaru river shifted its course southward after heavy rains in 1965; fighting among ethnic groups - loosely associated political rebels, armed gangs, and various government forces in great lakes region transcending the boundaries of burundi, democratic republic of the congo (droc), rwanda, and uganda - abated substantially from a decade ago due largely to un peacekeeping, international mediation, and efforts by local governments to create civil societies; nonetheless, 57,000 rwandan refugees still reside in 21 african states, including zambia, gabon, and 20,000 who fled to burundi in 2005 and 2006 to escape drought and recriminations from traditional courts investigating the 1994 massacres; the 2005 droc and rwanda border verification mechanism to stem rebel actions on both sides of the border remains in place cia.gov

  • curbs appetite - initially, may lose interest in eating altogether. (my appetite returned but still curbed.) experienced some bothersome side effects first week (esp fatigue, brain fog, difficulty concentrating, dizziness) but abated by week two. have taken for 5 months, 25 lb loss to date. steady loss. raises heart rate so beware. everydayhealth.com

  • the group burst on the international rock music scene in 1961. their initial appeal derived as much from their wit, edwardian clothes, and moplike haircuts as from their music. by 1963 they were the objects of wild adoration and were constantly followed by crowds of shrieking adolescent girls. by the late 1960s, beatlemania had abated somewhat, and the beatles were highly regarded by a broad spectrum of music lovers. factmonster.com

  • second, agitation and "acting out" are based on inability to communicate physical distress, pain or discomfort, infection, medication side effect or misadministration, fear, frustration, or confusion. hallucination occurs in the late stages. behavioral intervention will not be effective if the problem is physical because the underlying cause is not abated. this should be the first step in evaluation. hhs.gov

  • the temple of peace, in rome. the doors were thrown open in times of war and closed in times of peace. some think the two faces of this mythical deity allegorise noah and his sons, who look back on the world before the flood, and forwards on the world after the deluge had abated. this idea will do very well in poetry. infoplease.com

  • in the first 5 months of 2016 my exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (epi) symptoms started and abated. then again in january of 2017 i had a more extreme episode; 10 weeks of explosive oil stinky diarrhea, bloating, reflux, inflamed stomach for over 18 months, gas, 20 lb. weight loss, bone pain, extreme tiredness, and dizziness. medicinenet.com

  • in other outbreak news, the cdc reported that two multi-state outbreaks appear to be over. the agency declared an end to its investigation on e. coli tied to "leafy greens," due to the short shelf-life of produce, and that the outbreak of multidrug-resistant campylobacter linked to pet store puppies has abated. medpagetoday.com

  • at this point, if status epilepticus has not abated, intubation and general anesthesia are necessary. the optimal anesthetic to use is controversial, but many physicians use propofol 1 to 2 mg/kg at 100 mg/minute or pentobarbital 5 to 8 mg/kg (loading dose) followed by infusion of 2 to 4 mg/kg/hour until eeg manifestations of seizure activity have been suppressed. infusions should be continued for ≥ 24 hours, then stopped, so that an eeg can be repeated and reassessed. inhalational anesthetics are rarely used. merckmanuals.com