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a burr in (one's) saddle

A source or cause of intense and persistent annoyance or irritation. The traffic delays resulting from construction of the new inter-city tramline has been a burr in residents' saddles for months now. I'm not trying to be a burr in your saddle; I'm just ensuring we are following the letter of the law every step of the way.
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a burr under (one's) saddle

A source or cause of intense and persistent annoyance or irritation. The traffic delays resulting from construction of the new inter-city tramline has been a burr under residents' saddles for months now. I'm not trying to be a burr under your saddle; I'm just ensuring we are following the letter of the law every step of the way.
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"We moved to Sharjah because it was a bigger accommodation and cheaper, but now my daughter will soon join school and we wanted to be in Dubai as we could save on travelling time," said Pooja, adding that the sense of community in Bur Dubai and its lively markets only reinforced their decision to move.
Dental burs are used to accomplish a variety of objectives which include cavity preparation, access opening during root canal treatment, caries removal, crown preparation and a myriad of other dental procedures.1 They can become contaminated heavily with saliva, blood, necrotic tissue and potential pathogens which can act as a source of cross-infection.6 Due to complex architecture of dental burs, pre-cleaning and subsequent sterilisation is difficult to achieve.7 Proper attention to adequate cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation should be ensured in the routine dental practice to prevent cross-infection.6
Various methods, including bacterial culturing, microscopic evaluation and dye staining, are used to evaluate contamination on the dental burs.1,8,9 Phloxine B is an antibacterial dye that can be easily used to assess and visualise any contamination.
A study reported that new dental burs, provided by the manufacturer, were not sterile, nearly 42% of those had contamination and 15% of the used burs had contamination after sterilisation.11 Studies have reported ineffectiveness of various pre-cleaning methods to decontaminate used dental burs.12,13 To the best of our knowledge, there is no local data on the contamination assessment of dental burs.
Maj-Gen Al Mansoori was briefed on the techniques, systems, applications and smart solutions applied at the Bur Dubai police station.
Maj-Gen Al Mansoori directed to increase awareness campaigns and intensify patrols on the areas prone to traffic accidents in the Bur Dubai jurisdiction area.
The champion bur oak is a living connection to the now lost and mostly forgotten Bluegrass Plain savanna, a relic plant community produced by the last ice age and maintained by browsing deer and elk and the thundering hooves of great bison herds.
Having grown up five miles from the national champion bur oak, this land is part of my being.
The bur oak is still holding onto most of its leaves, but all the acorns have fallen.
Germination of intact buffalograss burs is typically low and slow (Wenger, 1941; Fry et al., 1993).
The objectives of our study were to determine (1) rumen digesta raft concentrations of buffalograss burs and caryopses and legume seeds as an indication of their rumen residence times; (2) fecal concentrations of burs, caryopses and legume seeds as an indication of their total gastrointestinal tract residence times; (3) total passage of burs, caryopses, and legume seeds, and (4) germination of animal-treated burs and caryopses compared with that of untreated burs and caryopses.
TUSCALOOSA TUSCALOOSA CONV & VISITORS BUR 600 South Lurleen Wallace Blvd PO Box 032167 35403-6167 Mgr: Lynne O.
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On other issues, most councillors expressed skepticism about public education on BURS and its mandate.
They emphasised that BURS should educate people about tax before collecting it and clarify the standards they sought in the filing of tax returns.