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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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Haws was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, and was also cited by Utah Highway Patrol troopers for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
40sec posted by Hee Haws Barney in defeat would have comfortably won any of the other 480m opens on the night.
The run of the night at the Cross was turned in by Hee Haws Barney's former kennel companion Tellimtommy, as he won the Open 550 in30.
Haws, a cornerback, and Hunter Schmidt, a linebacker, each intercepted passes, and Montero and Chuck Freemon had sacks.
HEE HAWS BARNEY was last night on the verge of joining greyhound racing's exclusive six-figure club as a deal to buy the July 2003 youngster out of the Ian Reilly kennel for e100,000 was all but complete, sparking a monster gamble for the William Hill Derby at Wimbledon in the process, writes Jonathan Kay.
Brigham Young's Scott Haws, who threw 193 pitches, got the victory over Northridge's Robert Crabtree, who threw 129 pitches but was almost flawless after the fifth inning.
ENGLISH Derby winning trainer Ian Reilly unveiled an exciting young talent at Harold's Cross on Friday and it would be no surprise if Hee Haws Barney joins kennel companion Droopys Leroy towards the upper end of the English Der-by betting, writes Michael Fortune.