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term used when talking of a horse's age, e.g. '6 off' for a horse which has just passed 6 years, as opposed to 'rising 7' for approaching 7 years.

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Q. why are my toenails falling off? A few months ago my big toenail fell off. Now my nails on my baby toes are falling off. My doctor sent a sample of my toenail to a lab but said it came back clean with no signs of fungi. What else could explain nail loss when there has been no trauma or injury either?

A. That is indeed a very strange phenomenon. You should either way get treated for nail fungi, because there is still a chance there's an infection that was not seen in the specimen sent. Also diabetes or PVD (peripheral vascular disease, in which there is poor blood supply to the small vessels in the legs and feet) can cause your toenails to not get enough blood supply and fall off.

Q. Will my hair fall off if I have leukemia? I was diagnosed with ALL and I have to pass on a series of chemotherapy treatments, will my hair fall off? What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

A. Sorry but Yes. Most chemotherapy drugs that will be used do have the side effect of hair loss. However, this will only be temporary and your hair will grow back, probably even better than before! This is just a minor setback, not to be concerned about it..

Q. How do I explain why I keep going off my meds? Am I the only one that has this problem?

A. No problem it is actually a really good book for both someone with bipolar as well as family members. For someone with bipolar it is a lot that you can relate to and for family it gives an inside look at what the illness is like from a first hand position. It helped me understand more of what my partner was going through and what this illness is like from her perspective. It covers a lot of things that I found my partner had a hard time talking about and expressing...

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In thicker timber, whether lodgepole pine in the Rockies or hardwood forests east of the Mississippi, many trees have branch-free boles, handy for impromptu offhand rests.
Either way, you must practice, practice, practice shooting offhand.
Until They Told You What it Did to Rachel": and you never even thought about it, / never once considered / how your offhand comparison / to those who had slaughtered / her aunts and uncles / in Dachau, Auschwitz, Treblinka // discounted unfathomable loss, / trivializing her heartbreak / with your careless use / of that one small word.
Compared to the genial, almost offhand little tap sequences in Drowsy Chaperone, the production numbers in Tarzan are positively operatic.
But it all seems to remain in the category of loose talk and offhand opinion, becoming a sort of accepted common understanding, easily securing nods of agreement and just as readily dismissed, ignored, or forgotten.
Through all of them we hear the offhand comments of the two young men as they watch the rushes of their film.
Ditto the Asian-inspired red garden stool, which adds an element of offhand glamour.
Gregor is more concerned with his lover's revelation to his offhand comment about getting married and he uses the crimes as a way of escaping from Bennis's odd mood.
So technically this is a pretty primitive site and unless you think her design is marvellous, it is off-puttingly offhand.
He said: "We are regularly faced with the offhand comment that everyone knows who did it but he deserved everything he got because of what he did.
But evidently, even the march would have to play second fiddle to responding to an offhand quip in a movie.