flu

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flu an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
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Quotations

  • Lord Milverton
    Lord Milverton
    “The ideal committee is one with me as the chairman, and two other members in bed with the flu.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The pest of society are the egotist, they are dull and bright, sacred and profane, course and fine. It is a disease that like the flu falls on all constitutions.”

Usage

In literature:

I am glad you had a nice day for your first outing; as you say, "Flu" is very nasty.
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
If he hadn't gone with the flu, that ranch'd been paid for in another year.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
It's the democratic flu, that's what!
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Mother's got the flu, and I have to take care of her, and keep the fires going.
"Shenanigans at Sugar Creek" by Paul Hutchens
I lost my oldest girl and her boy with the 'flu.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
P. S. On Oct. 14 youngest kid, Ruth, suffering from the flu.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
Like that flu thing last winter.
"All Day Wednesday" by Richard Olin
The sleeping sickness (not the African variety) is more mysterious than the flu.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
There's a bad flu epidemic in Chicago.
"The Ego Machine" by Henry Kuttner
You're really rather lucky, Muriel, only to have one of the eleven down with 'flu.
"Just Gerry" by Christine Chaundler
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In poetry:

Unendowed with wealth or pity,
Little birds with scarlet legs,
Sitting on their speckled eggs,
Eye each flu-infected city.
"The Fall of Rome" by W H Auden
I woke and screamed a hideous scream
As greedy children do
Who eat too much vanilla cream
For I was having 'flu;
And it was just an awful dream
But, all the same, it's true.
"The Doctor" by A P Herbert
Nothing but a cloud of elements organic,
C. O. H. N. Ferrum, Chlor. Flu. Sil. Potassa,
Cale. Sod. Phosph. Mag. Sulphur, Mang. (?)
Alumin. (?) Cuprum, (?)
Such as man is made of.
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Say Bazonka every day
That's what my grandma used to say
It keeps at bay the Asian Flu'
And both your elbows free from glue.
So say Bazonka every day
(That's what my grandma used to say)
"Bazonka" by Spike Milligan

In news:

I was in Iowa in January 2000 to write about the Republican caucuses when I came down with the flu.
The usually bubbly schoolteacher had just visited her doctor, who tested her for swine flu.
Thanks for bearing with me through yet another stomach flu spell.
Flu Season, Jekyll And Hyde .
For advice on the best remedy for minor ailments, people often turn to experts outside the medical establishment -- to a bartender, say, for a hangover cure, or to a hypochondriac for the pros and cons of various cold or flu medications.
A "BIRD FLU" strain of influenza virus has caused only 20 confirmed or suspected cases of human illness in Hong Kong, all since May, and has not been found elsewhere.
Bird Flu "What's the point of knocking me down".
The Bay County Health Department continued the community's H1N1 Flu vaccination campaign by delivering over 1000 doses of H1N1 Flu vaccine to local obstetricians and pediatricians this week.
Federal health officials today issued a warning for something we don't usually think about in August: the flu NPR's Rob Stein reports on a worrisome jump in the number of Americans getting infected with a new swine flu virus.
If you've been putting off getting your flu shot -- now is the time because flu season is almost here.
A physician monitoring the threat of avian influenza says a key question is whether the strain of bird flu in Asia has mutated into a flu that could result in a human pandemic.
The age group most likely to become infected with swine flu — students from elementary and high school — is the group that did the worst in having seasonal flu shots last year, according to data released Thursday by federal health officials.
The H5N1 flu- more frequently referred to as avian or bird flu- has long been identified as one of those great threats to public health throughout the world.
Bird flu-human flu virus mix doesn't transmit easily in animal test.
Flu vaccine clinics are going on throughout the city after Laredo doctors are reporting an early flu season.
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In science:

The 6 avian viral protein sequences were retrieved from the NCBI-Influenza virus resource (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/FLU/FLU.html). Awaiting biological researches in this field depend mostly on this online available database and have been used here for the selection of viral strains for the analysis (Table 1).
Systematic Approach on Differences in Avian Viral Proteins Based on Carbon Composition
QUAL I TAT IV E D I SCU S S ION O F FLU ID L IM I T S Fluid limits may be interpreted as first-order approximations of the original stochastic process, and provide valuable qualitative insight and a powerful approach for establishing (in)stability properties , , , .
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
Reflections on a Penetration Theory of Turbulent Heat Transfer. arXiv.org[physics.flu-dyn][Online].
On the Sieder state correction and its equivalent in mass transfer
The one absolutely essential piece of the stress-energy tensor for describing accretion disks is the ν )FLU = (ρuµ )(W uν ) + δµ fluid part, (T µ ν P .
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
In the case of a perfect fluid, the whole stress-energy tensor (44) is given by its fluid part (45), and ν )FLU .
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
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