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  • n. Plural form of flue.


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  • Passive-houses built of healthy materials have also been proven to reduce the spreading of flues, meaning fewer sick-days for children and adults. 


  • Under the floors ran flues through which the kitchen smoke escaped, warming the sleeping-room in its passage.

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  • I was sick one week out of four with every ill wind that blew through the ranks of travelers – colds, flues, runs, rashes, fevers till I was boiling in my skin and chills that left me shaking till my teeth rattled.

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  • First plug large gaps around chimneys, furnace flues, plumbing pipes, ductwork, light fixtures and soffits.

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  • Air can get in around windows and doors, around recessed lights, around plumbing vents, wiring holes, switch and outlet covers, furnace flues and chases and around the frame work such as rim joists and soffits.

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  • Emergency services officials are warning mountain homeowners to be wary not only of failing roofs, but of problems with carbon monoxide, natural gas and propane from vents and flues blocked by snow.

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  • The improvements ranged from the basic – putting in floors, flues and walls; glazing windows; replacing wattle and daub with brick, and thatch with tile; to the ostentatious – cladding brick walls with marble and surrounding pitched roofs with parapets.

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  • Topping the skyline, they mark the end of a pair of flues more than two miles long that were built to channel fumes from a lead smelt mill in the valley below.

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  • The swine flu hasn't proven to be any more deadly than any of the annual seasonal flues, if anything the reports constantly refer to the fact that it has bee milder.

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  • Although there have been some successes in capturing carbon from industrial flues, extracting it from the ambient air at concentrations of less than 400 parts per million is a lot tougher.

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