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also bee·di  (bē′dē)
n. pl. bi·dis also bee·dies
A thin, often flavored Indian cigarette made of tobacco wrapped in a tendu leaf.

[Hindi bīṛī, from Sanskrit vīṭakam, vīṭikam, areca nut and spices rolled up in a betel leaf.]
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The Bidi technology will also incorporate Finisar transceiver features, such as T2DOC and Flextune.
Speaking about living in Bidi Bidi, Jackline said: "You don't hear gunshots, you don't hear about people dying.
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Optowiz said it has announced the imminent availability of high density bi-directional (BiDi) HD-SFP in six wavelengths (6WL) SFP transceivers at the data transmission speed of up to 6.1Gbps over a one core single-mode fiber.
" Although bidi production and consumption may be declining, the full effects of the high number of bidis smoked from 1980 to 2010 will be felt from 2015 till at least 2050," according to the report.
* Optical standard duplex to single fiber bidirectional (BiDi) transport
"There is a need to reduce consumption through higher taxation because tobacco in any form - bidi, cigarette or smokeless [snuff or chewing tobacco] - brings deadly health [consequences], and bidi, being the poor man's cigarette, is consumed more than [factory-made] cigarettes," said Rajika Jayatilake, an associate director of the US-based NGO, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
The lines that made 'em famous``If it hadn't been for you meddling kids.'' Scooby Doo l ``What is it Lassie?'' Lassie l ``Get that cheese to sick bay.'' Star Trek Voyager l ``Bidi Bidi Bidi.'' Buck Rogers l ``Holy contributing to the delinquency of minors.'' Batman ``A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist.'' Knight Rider.
Also, the leaf used to wrap bidis is denser than paper, thus smokers must inhale more deeply and more frequently to keep a bidi lit.
A greater proportion of community respondents reported heavy and past-month bidi use than school respondents.