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1. A nictitating membrane, especially of a domesticated animal.
2. An inflamed condition of this membrane.


Herbal medicine
A deciduous shrub or tree that contains flavonoid glycosides, saponins, tannins and trimethylamine, which is best known for its cardiovascular activity: the active principles in hawthorn cause vasodilation, bradycardia and normalise blood pressure in both hypo- and hypertension. It has been used for angina pectoris, spasms of peripheral arteries (e.g., Raynaud phenomenon), tachyarrhythmias and insomnia; the berries are used in Chinese herbal medicine as a digestive tonic.

haw, haw-eyedness

a lay term used by dog owners, with various meanings. Can be used to refer to a sagging of the lower eyelid that exposes palpebral conjunctiva; an ectropion. In veterinary medicine it has been applied to a protrusion of the nictitating membrane (third eyelid) which may occur with dehydration, a loss of mass behind the globe such as atrophy of temporal muscles, or in cats particularly with sympathetic stimulation or irritation. May be associated with enlargement and prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid, called cherry eye.

h's syndrome
bilateral protrusion of the nictitating membranes.

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Hawes claimed she has been threatened by friends and relatives of Jacqui and been forced to go into hiding over the claims.
Local tourist attractions include the Dales Countryside Museum, based in the old Hawes railway station of the Wensleydale Railway, nearby Hardraw Force waterfall, and the Buttertubs Pass which links Wensleydale to Swaledale.
Hawes added: "We've recently invested over PS500,000 in new machinery which backs up our commitment to continue to grow in Peterlee.
The main players - Hawes, McClure, Parkinson, Adrian Dunbar (as Supt Ted Hastings), Martin Compston (DS Steve Arnott) and Mark Bonnar (Deputy Chief Constable Mike Dryden) - brought it all to life and made it believable, but Mercurio deserves the most plaudits (yes, even more than Hawes) for painstakingly putting together such a compelling six hours of television by weaving together so many intricate and intriguing plotlines.
The BBC1 show's executive producer Steven Moffat said: "Anyone watching Jed Mercurio's amazing Line Of Duty will know that Keeley Hawes is having one hell of year.
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Hawes & Curtis are now the official sponsors of the choir and the members will be resplendent in their shirts during all future performances.
When National Ballet of Canada corps member Emma Hawes danced Swan Lake's Act II pas de deux with fellow corps member Brenden Saye at last year's Erik Bruhn Prize competition, audience members were spellbound.
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GREAT BRITAIN hockey star Ben Hawes will be out to show his mettle in more ways than one at this summer's Olympics.