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  • n. Plural form of prophylactic.


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  • This rinderpest of geometry cannot be cured, when once it has seated itself in the system: all that can be done is to apply what the learned call prophylactics to those who are yet sound.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

  • The consultancy advises companies on medical protocols that allow their clients to better manage the impact of AIDS, including the use of preventative medicine such as prophylactics to extend the lives of asymptomatic (healthy) HIV positive members, as well as guidelines in treating sick members.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • However, before I do offer my reasonable explanation, I'd like to acknowledge all the men out there who, as a result of knowing about the numerous prophylactics in my home offered to take me out, or explicitly tell me what they're 'in to', asked what I was 'in to' or if I was double jointed, please know that I'm going to miss all that classy, wholesome attention.

    Alyson Renaldo: Condoms in the Foyer

  • By the way Dave, I have to disagree with you about the condom comment - as clever as it is ... at least half of my six siblings were the result of perforated prophylactics ... okay that and Budweiser ... but the point remains, we are glad they are all here just the same!

    More Thoughts on Prairie Dogs

  • The court found three key renal statements: “Visipaque may be better than a LOCM,” “Visipaque is better than all LOCM,” and “Visipaque is as good as or better than a LOCM with prophylactics.”

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • When she indelicately requested that he issue her a large quantity of prophylactics, his eyebrows shot up, “Jane, really!”

    A Covert Affair

  • Bactericides were an obvious goal, but Kuhn felt other similar compounds might be developed as prophylactics to inhibit initial growth of bacteria, thus avoiding unwanted side-effects associated with emergency therapy.

    Richard Kuhn and the Chemical Institute: Double Bonds and Biological Mechanisms

  • As his body grew weaker, he put his faith in spiritual prophylactics like a second Hajj to exorcise the sins committed since the first one.

    Day of Honey

  • Nearly 90,000 condoms were delivered to the rural area, where the shortage of prophylactics was creating what observers deemed a health emergency.

    Kenya Red Cross Sees Shift in Attitude Toward Safe Sex

  • To ensure a spirit of diversity and inclusiveness, any Catholics who aren't in jail under the Offensive Behaviour bill could get those special Vatican Roulette packs of three in which one of the prophylactics is porous.

    Can we have a Stop Making Stupid Bills bill? | Kevin McKenna


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