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  • sexually transmitted infection

    Any disease transmitted by sexual intercourse. STIs include HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhoea, some chlamydia infections and genital herpes.

  • shaving bowl

    Bowl used by barber or shaver,used either to collect blood from shaving cuts, or to rest razor during pauses in shaving.

  • sheep

    trial term

  • sheet music

    Music printed on unbound sheets of paper.

  • sheet music cover

    cover for sheet music

  • Shintoism

    The native religion of Japan. It involves the worship of spirits representing a place, a natural object or process, or the spirits of ancestors.

  • shoe

    A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle.

  • shop sign

    Use broadly for signs identifying places of business.

  • short-sightedness

    A defect of the eye where images are produced in front of the retina rather than on it. This causes object that are close to the viewer to appear blurred. Usually treated with glasses or corrective surgery.

  • shoulder flash

    something worn on the shoulder of a military uniform as an emblem of a division etc.

  • shrapnel

    Fragments of shells, bombs or bullets.

  • shrine

    Originally a container, usually made of precious materials, used especially for a relic and often a cult image. Today it has come to mean a holy or sacred place that is visited by believers.

  • sick siphon

    Scroll shaped silver tube with a hook on one side to attach it to a cup of liquid. The lower end is closed by a hinged and pierced cover to strain the food.

  • Siddha

    A medical practice based mainly in Tamil Nadu, India, that uses the pulse as one of its main diagnostic tool and treatments based on metals.

  • SIDS

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexpected death of an infant of less than two years old. The term is only applied to a death that remains unexplained after post-mortem investigation.

  • sight developing apparatus

    apparatus designed to aid or improve sight or sight deficiencies, such as glasses or monacle.

  • sight testing apparatus

    Apparatus used in tests on sight

  • sign

    An entity that signifies another entity. Often a publicly displayed board giving information

  • sign - promotional or advertising artefact

    Lettered notice or other display that bear names, directions, warnings, advertisements, or symbols that are displayed or posted for public view. For smaller, less public identifying notices, use "labels (identifying artifacts)." For systems of signs arranged to communicate directions or essential information, use "signage."

  • silicone implant

    An implant that is inserted into the body by surgery, typically to enhance a particular area (commonly breasts). Silicon is a synthetic material that remains unaltered by changes in temperature and is resistant to chemical attack.

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