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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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With a pitch-perfect prose line, at once sinuous, witty, and stylish, that coins the most striking metaphors with the understated offhandedness that recalls vintage DeLillo, Rose Alley gathers us within its enthralling premise and leaves us content within its illusion of completeness.
The comparison was unexpected and intriguing, and when explored further serves not only to amplify differences between two buildings of similar scale, function and location, but also differences between two modes of architectural practice; between the discipline of an architect like Piano (who believes that artists in all fields should perfect and rehearse known techniques), and the self-confessed offhandedness of Fretton (who seems to rely much more on experience and intuition).
And unfortunately, he did so, with a casual and brutal offhandedness.
Offhandedness, slowness and impersonality are likely to lose you not only that customer but many others as well--bad news spreads.
By The Way, despite its self-conscious offhandedness, is a genuine start.
Their offhandedness and ingratitude is quite heartless but Rachel has soldiered on gamely, even when all her efforts were studiously ignored.