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overgrown

said of a part that has not been kept trimmed.
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Overgrown claw in a cow ('scissor claw'). By permission from Blowey RW, Weaver AD, Diseases and Disorders of Cattle, Mosby, 1997

overgrown hoof
overgrown hooves put unusual stresses on bones and tendons and allow for distortion of the wall and sole.
overgrown incisors
occurs in guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, usually because malocclusion prevents wearing down by opposing teeth, or the lack of hard surfaces in the environment for chewing. Excessively long teeth need to be clipped.
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Another resident Zunaira Kamal of the area said,' In the evening I could not bring my children to the park for playing and I even don't go to the near market as on the plain area there were huge overgrown grass, giving a horrible look in the area.
RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: "We found three Shetlands at this property seriously impeded by overgrown hooves and hidden from view.
In the compositionally allied company of Dvorak's piano pieces, with which they share their roots in Schumann and a relation to Grieg's piano miniatures, Janacek's fragile compositions from On an Overgrown Path sound fresh, if not outright new.
Its front garden is so overgrown that the house itself cannot be seen from the street.
The dog's skin was hot to touch, while the overgrown nails were the longest the RSPCA inspector had seen.
The overgrown foliage is also starting to encroach on my fence.
To get to the ground from here you have to walk over the bridge and down to the roundabout at the bottom, where you have to walk onto the road to go round a very busy blind corner because of all the overgrown trees and bushes.
THIS poorly pooch was found abandoned on Christmas Eve, with fur so overgrown he couldn't even see properly.
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YOUNG people have given the overgrown grounds at Cowcliffe Methodist Church a new lease of life.
The City Council has balked at approving an ordinance change that would let the city staff stop enforcing rules against property owners with overgrown yards.