The (NSW) Act defines rescue as the safe removal of persons or domestic animals from threatened danger of physical harm and deliver them to a place of safety.

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ADSORPTION

Adhesion of the molecules of gases, liquids, or dissolved substances to a solid surface, resulting in relatively high concentration of the molecules at the place of contact; e.g. the plating out of an anti-wear additive on metal surfaces.

HARMONIC CONSTANTS

The amplitudes and epochs of the harmonic constituents of the tide or tidal current at any place

HORIZONTAL DANGER ANGLE

The maximum or minimum angle between two points on a chart, as observed from a vessel, indicating the limit of safe approach to an off-lying danger.

FRETTING

Wear phenomena taking place between two surfaces having oscillatory relative motion of small amplitude.

ARMATURE BAR

Copper bars used in place of wire windings, in large armatures, generators, or motors.

HAVEN

A place of safety for vessels

HARMONIC ANALYSIS

The process by which the observed tide or tidal current at any place is separated into basic harmonic constituents. Also called HARMONIC REDUCTION.

ICEBERG TONGUE

A major accumulation of icebergs projecting from the coast, held in place by grounding and joined together by fast ice.

POTABLE WATER

Water that is safe to drink.

INFLECTION

Reversal of direction of curvature. A point at which reversal takes place is called POINT OF INFLECTION.

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