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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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When the report implied that the Clintons may have known of two fraudulent loans related to Whitewater, but that the evidence was insufficient to sustain a prosecution beyond a reasonable doubt, Kendall responded: "One might say with equal justification that the office of independent counsel has uncovered no evidence from which a jury might infer beyond a reasonable doubt that the Clintons had pilfered Powerball tickets, trapped fur-bearing animals out of season or sold nuclear secrets to Liechtenstein.