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the garden pest Agriolimax meticulatus; may attract snail poison to a hitherto carefree garden and lead to metaldehyde poisoning in companion animals and may also harbor encysted larvae of Syngamus trachea.
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Both sides started a tense game sluggishly, Whitchurch creating the first clear-cut chance following a fast breakaway with forwards and midfield combining well, but the resultant shot flew wide.
Victim squirrels develop facial lesions and sores and move sluggishly.
With another new player in Stewart Downing also influential, Liverpool looked a different proposition from the Roy Hodgson side which started the last campaign so sluggishly.
Having been comprehensively beaten in recent weeks by the top two sides, Wilton's confidence looked to have been shaken as they started off very sluggishly.
CHRIS Hutchings wants Walsall's players to be "ruthless" in both boxes tomorrow when they attempt to kick-start their season against Brentford at Griffin Park The Saddlers will travel to north London aiming to inject gusto and points into a season which has started sluggishly with home defeats to Milton Keynes Dons and Tranmere in league and cup.
An opening goalless draw against Uruguay was shrugged off on the basis they had started the last World Cup sluggishly but eventually finished runners-up.
A light on the dash shaped like the engine is now staying on, and the car is running sluggishly.
The 22-year-old Scot started sluggishly, dropping his first set of the tournament, but after breaking Cilic in the fifth game of the second set he found his form to claim victory.
That is all to the good after it begins rather sluggishly to build up to the climax.
United started the new season sluggishly before hitting top gear against Wigan a fortnight ago.
CHELSEA had a tendency to start sluggishly in Champions League matches last season, leading at half-time in just two of their six group games.
OSAKA: The world's major economies are likely to grow sluggishly for the rest of this year despite easing financial market turmoil, International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn said yesterday.