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sock

white mark on the feet. In horses this means from the coronet to halfway up the cannon. In dogs and cats, it is white from the paws up to the carpus or hock.

Patient discussion about sock

Q. What's the thing with having diabetes and flights? I heard that I might have problems with my feet and I should buy special socks.

A. As above stated, diabetics are at increased risk for forming clots b/c of the damage to the blood vessel walls due to high glucose. This can cause narrowing in the arteries (vessels bringing blood to tissues) as well as increase your chance of a DVT. With regards to the socks, my guess is that you're talking about pressure socks which are common for people with varicose veins and venous insufficiency where blood doesn't return from the leg well. This stasis (non movement) of the blood makes it more likely for you to form a clot. The pressure stockings in turn prevent veins from dilating and allow more blood to return from the legs, keeping the blood moving and decreasing your chance for a clot. These stockings and raising your legs periodically are some of the best activities to decrease any pain from varicose veins or swelling in your legs from vessel problems. As you're sitting still in a flight, the lack of movement means there's less blood leaving your legs (as most blood in

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He wore shoes, but no socks, and his open coat disclosed a nightshirt beneath it.
My mother was already sitting triumphant among my socks, and I durst not let her see me quaking.
And his shoes were right, and his waistcoat was right, and his tie was right, and his socks were right.
When Perry was rested we returned to the prospector, where he fitted himself out fully like a civilized human being--under-clothing, socks, shoes, khaki jacket and breeches and good, substantial puttees.
Taking the wisp broom from its nail inside the door, the newcomer brushed the snow from his moccasins and high German socks.
Then Martin began to alternate between the dryer and the wringer, between times "shaking out" socks and stockings.
I had no hat, so I had to wear the sou'wester, and it will be noted that I have listed neither underclothes nor socks.
As we stood in our socks he said, in so low a tone that I guessed, rather than heard, the word:
That's what I want to know--me, that's cooked for you, an' washed your stinkin' clothes, and fixed your socks, an' sat up nights with your brats when they was ailin'.
Glad to see you're getting on with the socks, or stockings, do you call them?
On most days little frocks and pinafores could be seen drying in the mizzen rigging of his ship, or a tiny row of socks fluttering on the signal halyards; but once a fortnight the family washing was exhibited in force.
He pulled it off, but reflecting that he had no other socks, he picked it up and put it on again--and again he laughed.