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  • fork - flatware

    Articles of flatware having a handle with a shank terminating in two or more tines, used to manipulate food especially in serving and eating.

  • form - document

    General term referring to documents, which have an established arrangement of different parts and often a fixed order of words.

  • fossil

    The remains of an animal or plant found in rocks.

  • fracture

    The breaking of a bone into two or more pieces

  • freezing microtome

    An instrument in which tissue is frozen using ice salt or ether before being sliced in order to be examined under a microscope.

  • fumigation

    A method of pest control in which an area is filled with pesticide gas in order to poison or suffocate the pests within.

  • fumigator

    An object used to disinfect or purify the air with fumes, often used to eradicate pest infestations from buildings.

  • fundraising

    The process of soliciting and gathering money or other gifts in-kind, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. Although fundraising typically refers to efforts to gather funds for non-profit organizations, it is sometimes used to refer to the identification and solicitation of investors or other sources of capital for-profit enterprises.

  • furnace

    An enclosed chamber or container used to burn biomass in a controlled manner to produce heat.

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