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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 first incident happened on Friday at 9.40pm when a 28-year-old man was threatened by three men with a meat cleaver who took his wallet.
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.
To the uninitiated, cleavers are those long entwining sticky plants that grow in hedgerow bottoms and roadside verges, with little fur ball seeds that stick to clothing.
For chronic conditions, combine it with some of the gentler alteratives such as burdock, cleavers, or violet to clear out stuck conditions.
"I'm with a Mark Darcy type but I've normally fallen for the Cleavers of this world.
``The dry spring has reduced crop canopy height and while this has lessened lodging risk, cleavers will find it easier to get on top and smother crops, impacting yield by blocking out the sunlight.''
A farmer survey by the National Farm Research Unit has revealed that cleavers are still the most widespread weed in winter wheat, winter barley and spring barley, even though they are the most widely targeted broad-leaved weed when it comes to preventative action.
A 76-year-old chef from Hong Kong faces a misdemeanour charge for trying to board a United Airlines flight with two meat cleavers in his carry-on bag.
And while both exemplified qualities that would be admirable in any family, it would not have been easy for viewers to identify with either the Nelsons or the Cleavers.
The Cleavers could cash in on their capital gains right there, refinancing their mortgages at a higher rate in exchange for cash up front from their panicking thrift operators.