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Jacob's staff

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(Surveying) a medieval instrument for measuring heights and distances
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Noun1.Jacob's staff - desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowersJacob's staff - desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers
candlewood - any of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light
Fouquieria, genus Fouquieria - resinous succulent trees or shrubs of desert and semidesert regions of southwestern United States that are leafless most of the year
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The state-run National News Agency reported that Red Cross staff overnight Saturday evacuated and assisted several Syrian refugee families in the Akkar valley whose tented settlements were flooded, distributing 665 blankets to 219 families in 19 settlements in different towns.
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It added that British Red Cross staff were on standby to provide welfare support, including warm meals and drinks to vulnerable customers.
Red Cross staff arrived at the home to help the family at 9:25 p.
Three other aircraft, two carrying UN aid workers and one carrying International Committee of the Red Cross staff, also landed at the airport, which was repaired earlier this week after a Saudi-led air strike knocked out its controls, France24 reported.
Three other aircraft -- two carrying UN aid workers and one carrying International Committee of the Red Cross staff -- also landed at the airport, which was repaired earlier this week after a Saudi-led air strike knocked out its controls, an AFP correspondent reported.
Southern Cross staff spent two years working with Orion Healthcare, which produces health software, to develop and customise a system which would fit Southern Cross's needs.
Amna Mahmood, Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations from the International Islamic University said that American officials have evidence of widespread torture by Indian police and security forces and were secretly briefed by Red Cross staff about the systematic abuse of detainees in Kashmir, according to leaked diplomatic cables.
Around 1,300 Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers nationwide have been deployed to provide first aid assistance and ambulance service starting Tuesday until Sunday.
All migrants are in good conditions and received basic services from Red Cross staff, the statement stressed.