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A subdivision used in local governments in a number of countries. Wards are sometimes the constituencies for local, elected officials. They are often equivalent to a neighborhood or a portion of county.
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There's nothing wrong with the occasional treat, but a balanced diet, with plenty of exercise, is the best way to stay in shape and ward off those office-induced pounds!
Banking forex managers noted that the messages reflect the policy of CBC to ward off hot money via active intervention in the market.
Applying the same rule, it is better to close down schools to ward off these evils.
Just over a fifth (21 per cent) believe a cold should be fed and a fever starved, with one in 20 admitting to carrying garlic to ward off flu, while nearly one in three believe dosing up on vitamin C can cure it despite no medical evidence to prove this.
The uniforms are laced with silver, which works to ward off bacteria and prevent contamination which can spread through materials such as clothing.
Rival Christian general Michel Aoun, who supports Hezbollah, is also having to ward off accusations.
Human Rights Campaign The gay rights organization offers the Stripe Equality Cloche Hat ($14.95), a snappy toque to help ward off winter's chill.
Offering complete, comprehensive, "user friendly", step-by-step, illustrations instructions, anyone can learn how to defend themselves with using a six-inch flashlight to ward off and punish an attacker.
To ward off online threats, conduct regular reviews of your credit card and bank statements.
When the team used a genetic technique to turn off APL2 in mosquitoes not previously exposed to the parasite, the change didn't alter the bugs' capacity to ward off malaria.
The teenagers who are the prime targets for recruitment are being told just about anything to ward off whatever misgivings they may have.