persistent agent


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persistent agent

A chemical agent that, when released, remains able to cause casualties for more than 24 hours to several days or weeks.
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But unlike chorine, which has a half-life of a few minutes, mustard gas is a persistent agent, Hamish de Bretton Gordon, a chemical and biological weapons expert told The Daily Star, meaning that it can remain in the buildings and in the ground for months or even years.
The persistent agent nudging him inch by hilarious inch closer to a deal Beverly would be dead against is setting us up for a massive crisis as the series draws to a close.
The persistent agent nudging him inch by hilarious inch closer to a deal Beverley would be dead against is setting us up for a massive crisis as the series draws to a close.
But the persistent agent and client pillaging has left rivals to wonder when the sheer weight of CAA's client roster will cause it to buckle.
Though the Air Force believed that World War II munitions were not suitable for agent use, the Army contended that they had a requirement for tactical air support with a persistent agent.
Knowledge management must be a persistent agent of both business and information technology strategic planning.
And although he was once again unsuccessful in convincing the manager to sign him up, a persistent agent has secured a third trial in what the player sees as his last chance to impress.
Tait has also been offered a keeper he does not want, and will not back down despite the efforts of a persistent agent.
The Persistent Agent Dashboard keeps key customer information in front of the agent throughout a transaction and a consolidated search center allows agents to search for information no matter where it resides in the system.
Some Java-based and other mobile agent systems also provide persistent agent state information.
As Tuomanen's group reported in the July 29, 1990 Cell, Bordatella pertussis, the persistent agent of whooping cough, makes an adhesin that's such an effective mimic that the white cells attach to the bacteria instead of binding to the blood vessel.
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