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cleavers

Herbal medicine
An annual herb that contains citric acid, coumarins and tannins; it is diuretic and alterative (i.e., stimulates lymphatic circulation), and is used to treat kidney stones, arthritis, hypertension, skin conditions (e.g., eczema and psoriasis), and is believed to be of use in treating lymphomas.

cleavers

(kle'verz)
One of several common names for the weed having the scientific nameGalium aparine.
See: Galium aparine
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The two mass fiber automatic blade rotation cleavers are designed by the patent technology of Sumitomo to automatically rotates the cleaver blade during use for easy, fast, and precise cleavers in a two-step process to avoid double scoring of fibers.
He admitted challenging his former boss to a fight, making threats of violence, brandishing the cleavers and placing a couple in a state of fear and alarm.
So we have to spray the young corn crop with fluroxypyr before the cleavers really get going.
For chronic conditions, combine it with some of the gentler alteratives such as burdock, cleavers, or violet to clear out stuck conditions.
A lot of girls traditionally fancy Daniel Cleavers and end up getting messed around and realise they should go for men like Darcy.
There had been an increase in calls to the company's hotline with both growers and advisers relating problems of sudden cleavers growth in crops that previously looked clean.
Farmers consider Cleavers important enough to take preventative action against it, with 84pc of the total winter wheat area infested actually receiving treatment specifically for cleaver control," said Mike Heisig of the National Farm Research Unit.
He then carried the bag containing the cleavers through an airport checkpoint at Miami International Airport which was staffed by employees from the embattled Argenbright Security Inc.
Cleavers are commonly graded by weight and size from I through 4-heavy to light.
The difficult process of blade rotation adjustments has in the past necessitated increased service and maintenance of the fiber cleavers.
A FARMER survey by the National Farm Research Unit (NFRU) has revealed that cleavers are still the most widespread weed in winter wheat, winter barley and spring barley and that they are the most widely targeted broad-leaved weed when it comes to preventative action.