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1. A nictitating membrane, especially of a domesticated animal.
2. An inflamed condition of this membrane.
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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.
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"Mr Haw has chosen for his demonstration a site that is particularly sensitive.
Im Idealfall generiert eine enge Kooperation von Universitaten und HAW Ergebnisse, bei denen grundlagen- und praxisorientiertes Forschen sich erganzen (siehe etwa Beispiele aus einem gemeinsamen Promotionskolleg, das von einer HAW und einer technischen Hochschule veranstaltet wird: Wulfhorst und Klug 2016, Kesselring und Tschoerner 2016, Tschoerner 2016).
HAW Capital Corp is a Canada-based capital pool company.
In celebrating the past, Haw was also keen to point out that he believes the club is about to embark upon another successful period following the arrival of new owners last summer.
'This was specifically the feature piece, highlighting feminism, and the general oppression of women's voices because that's also occurring in America,' Haw says.
Wow Wow and Haw Haw does connect to the province, not only through its animal protagonists, but also by taking inspiration from Celtic legend (and so from our heritage), and through Pittman's illustrations, which are reminiscent of Newfoundland landscapes.
"I would say they're 21st-century 'Hee Haw' characters,'' Brandy Clark told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Described as having a fresh, malty flavour which is slightly sweet, Hee Haw will be in pubs from Friday.
Haw came out on top of a formidable field that included Mark Peter Thomann in a Toyota Wigo and Mackie CaAete in a Suzuki Cappuccino.
Nicola Auret, prosecuting, claimed there was evidence that the incidents were part of an escalating feud between Haw, his two co-accused and the dead man.
Things got so interesting people were talking about the situation and looked forward to what was go-ing to happen next and sometimes our newscaster had to pause to let Haw Haw finish what he was being on about.