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Origin: LL. Lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG.louba, g. Laube, arbor. See lodge.

1. A passage or hall of communication, especially when large enough to serve also as a waiting room. It differs from an antechamber in that a lobby communicates between several rooms, an antechamber to one only; but this distinction is not carefully preserved.

2. That part of a hall of legislation not appropriated to the official use of the assembly; hence, the persons, collectively, who frequent such a place to transact business with the legislators; any persons, not members of a legislative body, who strive to influence its proceedings by personal agency.

3. An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck.

4. (Science: agriculture) a confined place for cattle, formed by hedges. Trees, or other fencing, near the farmyard. Lobby member, a lobbyist.

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In and out cell help

... process does this most resemble AND WHY? 3) When the movie ends, all the movie-goers pour out of the theatre through multiple exits into the empty lobby. If they all cruise easily through the multiple, unguarded exits, with no one blocking their way or monitoring their progress what transport process ...

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by japjis
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In and out cell help
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Passive smoking

... evidence that smoking causes all sorts of cancers/diseases? Who is going to pay for that? And I wonder how much political pull the smoking lobby has, as we still have cigarettes/cigars/tobacco products for sale to the public with just a surgeon's warning on the package?

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by kolean
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Passive smoking
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Re: Legitimate Global Climate Change Skepticism?

... what happens with global climate change ideas. People find it inconvenient to believe, and reject such thoughts. Mind you, the pro-climate change lobby does not always help itself. There have been a bunch of people who have gone way overboard in presenting far too extreme a view, which arouses ...

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by skeptic
Wed May 05, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Legitimate Global Climate Change Skepticism?
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Smoking during pregnancy

lol - love the pompous acronyms. This so-called condition is not broken out from other factors smoking mothers may have indulged. The health lobby is at it again - science doesn't have to rigorous when you're already convinced. Think trailofmeat was sucking us in.

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by JorgeLobo
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Smoking during pregnancy
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God vs Evolution

god... its irrelevent where it is.. its on this site. lets lobby for it to be moved to general. i will be the first person to sign if you promise to shut up. why are you so pedantic. you come in here guns blazing because you dont like it? deal with it. ...

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by narrowstaircase
Wed May 16, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
Replies: 274
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