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1. A nictitating membrane, especially of a domesticated animal.
2. An inflamed condition of this membrane.


Herbal medicine
A deciduous shrub or tree that contains flavonoid glycosides, saponins, tannins and trimethylamine, which is best known for its cardiovascular activity: the active principles in hawthorn cause vasodilation, bradycardia and normalise blood pressure in both hypo- and hypertension. It has been used for angina pectoris, spasms of peripheral arteries (e.g., Raynaud phenomenon), tachyarrhythmias and insomnia; the berries are used in Chinese herbal medicine as a digestive tonic.

haw, haw-eyedness

a lay term used by dog owners, with various meanings. Can be used to refer to a sagging of the lower eyelid that exposes palpebral conjunctiva; an ectropion. In veterinary medicine it has been applied to a protrusion of the nictitating membrane (third eyelid) which may occur with dehydration, a loss of mass behind the globe such as atrophy of temporal muscles, or in cats particularly with sympathetic stimulation or irritation. May be associated with enlargement and prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid, called cherry eye.

h's syndrome
bilateral protrusion of the nictitating membranes.

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While Haw will be returning to New York City after the exhibition, she has hopes that her Cambodia collection will also be shown at a gallery there.
An emotionally and visually engaging children's book, Wow Wow and Haw Haw breaks with expectations for fables and for Newfoundland children's literature, opening these categories to greater possibilities for what they can encompass.
Haw silently campaigned against British and US military action in Iraq and Afghanistan with his constant presence in protest.
Mr Haw, 62, began his round-the-clock vigil at the Houses of Parliament on June 2, 2001, in protest at UK policy in Iraq .
PRESENTATION: Incoming joint presidents, from left, Anna Giraud, Margaret Wilkinson, Anne Chadwick, Josie Firth and Tricia Ashton handed the chain of office by Joyce Haw (AC180411Esoro-01)
Patricia McRitchie, the attorney and winery owner who served as the point person throughout the petition process, said the Haw petition was primarily financed by a grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation (GLF).
Mr Haw said he had been left with just one placard after officers took the action over alleged breaches of his demonstration conditions.
For the last three years a chap by the name of Brian Haw has been peacefully protesting in front of the Palace of Westminster over the Government's policy in Iraq.
Tarek Haw to provide patient records to physicians who later treated his patients.
Ginny Haw, whose husband Tony died in March, aged 52, said she wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave money instead of flowers at his funeral.
PARCHED, skint and in need of food after a serious day's shopping, the Beer Hunter descended on the Whiskey Haw.