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off

term used when talking of a horse's age, e.g. '6 off' for a horse which has just passed 6 years, as opposed to 'rising 7' for approaching 7 years.

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Q. why are my toenails falling off? A few months ago my big toenail fell off. Now my nails on my baby toes are falling off. My doctor sent a sample of my toenail to a lab but said it came back clean with no signs of fungi. What else could explain nail loss when there has been no trauma or injury either?

A. That is indeed a very strange phenomenon. You should either way get treated for nail fungi, because there is still a chance there's an infection that was not seen in the specimen sent. Also diabetes or PVD (peripheral vascular disease, in which there is poor blood supply to the small vessels in the legs and feet) can cause your toenails to not get enough blood supply and fall off.

Q. Will my hair fall off if I have leukemia? I was diagnosed with ALL and I have to pass on a series of chemotherapy treatments, will my hair fall off? What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

A. Sorry but Yes. Most chemotherapy drugs that will be used do have the side effect of hair loss. However, this will only be temporary and your hair will grow back, probably even better than before! This is just a minor setback, not to be concerned about it..

Q. How do I explain why I keep going off my meds? Am I the only one that has this problem?

A. No problem it is actually a really good book for both someone with bipolar as well as family members. For someone with bipolar it is a lot that you can relate to and for family it gives an inside look at what the illness is like from a first hand position. It helped me understand more of what my partner was going through and what this illness is like from her perspective. It covers a lot of things that I found my partner had a hard time talking about and expressing...

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When Brik asks her if she knew of any Jews named Averbuch, Juliana first answers vaguely, then, in response to his persistent questioning, offhandedly recalls that her grandmother was named Averbuch.
These works present the viewer with a striking paradox: They show figures of the monumental conflated with moments of contingency--a yellow rag lies on one sculpture, as if offhandedly tossed there; a rustic pail, elegant pillows, and a kitschy flower arrangement interrupt other futuristic scenarios like anonymous uncanny relics of domestic life.
It's all right, but I'm on their pro staff," Tim said offhandedly.
It comes to us routinely and offhandedly, in romances that are at least half true to their period, in TV serials that try to create period tone (like Little House on the Prairie or Anne of Green Gables), in war stories that at least suggest the nature of military life.
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Not as effortlessly entertaining as the 2001 Rat Pack remake, but still plenty smooth; this cast is more offhandedly amusing than most movie casts that are trying full-bore to be funny.