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A small fragment resulting from breakage, cutting, or avulsion.


Etymology: AS, kippen, to slice
1 n, a relatively small piece of a bone or tooth.
2 v, to break off or cut away a small piece.
3 n, a semiconductor in which an integrated circuit is embedded.


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Q. What does it means when you eat more junk (like chocalate and hot chips) than you do food? Is that good or bad chocolate hot chips pickles olives cheetos pops juice hot chips again hot chips again

A. Pickles and olives are not that junk, although they may contain high amounts of salt (sodium) that may exacerbate hypertension. Regarding the rest of the foods you listed, well, they aren't the best thing to eat- a lot of calories and fat, without satisfying your appetite.

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Hutton chipped away at the state's case, saying prosecutors twisted innocuous facts, such as exemplary behavior of youngsters in Major's care, into evidence of a woman with a short fuse.
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