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the garden pest Agriolimax meticulatus; may attract snail poison to a hitherto carefree garden and lead to metaldehyde poisoning in companion animals and may also harbor encysted larvae of Syngamus trachea.
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He said that it was the prime responsibility of police officials to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens and no sluggish attitude in this regard would be tolerated.
73, tracking mostly sluggish stock markets elsewhere in the region.
Analysts believe that the rally in Indonesian bank stocks may be nearing an end amid sluggish credit growth and tougher regulations for loan quality assessments.
We were very sluggish in the first-half and Warrenpoint were the hungrier side," said Breslin.
Fifteen months of deflation in Bulgaria means sluggish consumption and sluggish internal market.
VOD is facing a sluggish economy for its European operations.
NEW DELHI -- Extending losses for the second day, gold prices declined by another Rs 140 to Rs 31,100 per ten gram in the national capital on sluggish demand amid a lower global trend.
Germany, Europe's largest economy, reported its slowest growth in four years in 2013, with data showing that the sluggish global economy and eurozone recession has taken its toll, Yahoo Finance reported on Wednesday.
But one sentence - two words, in fact - had a profound effect: "A bowl of white china had stood beside her deathbed holding the green sluggish bile which she had torn up from her rotting liver by fits of loud groaning vomiting.
Customers planning to embark on a New Year health regime or who are just feeling sluggish after the festive overindulgence can complete a "health MOT" with trained store associates.
But the market didn't seem to care as North America and Saudi Arabia boosted output while refinery maintenance and sluggish global economic growth reduced demand.
Given the US economy's recent sluggish performance, concern over the Syrian meltdown, volatility in emerging markets and a feud between the White House and Republicans over fiscal policy issues, the Fed is expected to be cautious in easing its QE measures.