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fur

(fŭr),
1. The coat of soft, fine hair of some mammals.
2. A layer of epithelial debris and fungal elements on the dorsum of the tongue. It is related more to neglected oral hygiene than to an underlying disease process.
[M.E. furre, fr. O.Fr., fr. Germanic]

fur

doraphobia.

fur

(fûr)
n.
1. The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of certain mammals.
2. A furlike coating: fur on the tongue.
tr.v. furred, furring, furs
To cover or coat as if with fur.

FUR

Abbreviation for:
ferric-uptake regulation
follow-up report
freed-up resources 
furosemide

fur

soft, fine hair growing thickly on the skin of animals, mainly mammals, associated with heat retention.

fur

short, very fine and soft hair. Valuable as pelts for use in cold climate and high fashion garments.

fur animal
animals bred or trapped in the wild for their pelts. Includes mink, sable, otter, lapin, ermine, marten.
fur ball
accumulations of fur, swallowed during the natural grooming procedures of cats, can be a cause of vomiting, enteritis and uncommonly intestinal obstruction. Most troublesome in longhaired cats and those with skin disease that prompts more grooming.
fur-bearing animal
see fur animal (above).
fur clipping
chewing of fur by captive mink rendering the pelt useless. A vice apparently caused by cage boredom.
fur mite
see lynxacarusradovsky.
fur seal alopecia
caused in captive seals by overgrooming, a displacement activity. Alopecia occurs on the head and the posterior body, the easiest places for the seal to scratch.
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This would ensure that the fur ball is potty trained and used to living in a house.
Ted 2 opens with John Bennett t (Mark Wahlberg) divorced from Lori (Mila Kunis) and fur ball companion Ted (voiced by T McFarlane) poised to walk down the aisle with a brassy checkout girl called Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth).
Instead of drawing the characters he actually got to play Ted, wearing a motion capture suit so his movements, as well as his voice, could be used for the foul-mouthed fur ball.
The cute little fur ball turned out to be the tazmanian devil and the vet advised to have the pup put to sleep as she was not "normal".
And, as for the nightlife, all I can say is I've spent an evening at the Atkinsons and the highlight was when their cat coughed up a fur ball.
Cats can suffer from fur ball in their stomachs if not brushed.
Animal Madhouse Channel Four, Wednesday, 8pm If, like me, you share your life with a mad little fur ball, you should be looking forward to this take on the veterinary trade which comes across as something like embarrassing illnesses for cats.
AThere are many fur ball busting products on the market, usually containing paraffin oil which helps break them up and move them into the intestines where they will eventually pass as faeces.
If, God forbid, my little fur ball ended up splattered under a bus, well at least it would have had a good life, for a while.
After a Eugene artist wins acceptance in the annual Mayor's Art Show with a paint-splotched section of wooden wall used as a backdrop to put advertising on LTD buses, copycat artists go to work for the 2003 show, the two early favorites being "Cantaloupe Rinds Extracted from Compost Pile" and "Fluffy's Fur Ball Petrified on End Table.