And Norman, tubes and IVs stuck all over his body, went back to reading the newspaper.
“Changing the certification for the tubes is still under discussion, three years after the accident” he told me.
Yes, the eight tiny preemies are very sweet indeed, lying there in their ICU unit festooned with tubes to keep them alive.
1610s, from Middle French tube (mid-15c.), from Latin tubus "tube, pipe," of unknown origin. The London subway was christened the Twopenny Tube before it even opened (H.D. Browne, in the "Londoner" of June 30, 1900); tube for "cylindrical railway tunnel" is attested from 1847. The meaning "TV as a medium" is from 1959, short for cathode ray tube or picture tube. Tube top as a women's clothing style is attested from 1972. Tube steak is attested from 1963 as "frankfurter," slang meaning "penis" is recorded by mid-1980s. Tubing as a recreational pastime is recorded from 1975.
tube (tōōb, tyōōb)
A hollow cylinder, especially one that conveys a fluid or functions as a passage.
An anatomical structure or organ having the shape or function of a tube; a duct.