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fawn (all) over someone

Fig. to flatter someone or attend to someone excessively; to curry favor with someone. Please stop fawning all over the guests. You are embarrassing me. She always fawns over us when we visit.
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fawn (up)on someone

Fig. to praise and flatter someone. Aunt Mabel fawned on the new baby till the poor child was rescued by her mother. I hate the way our aunts fawn on us at family gatherings.
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There is great rush at the zoo , especially at the cage where the fawns have been kept as everyone, especially the kids are anxiously trying to capture a glimpse of the babies.
Tiny fawn Martini was taken in by the animal charity after its mum was killed in a road accident near Aberdeen.
The aims of this study, conducted in a free-ranging fallow deer population, were 1) to analyze changes over time of foetal body mass and other metrics of foetal growth relationships; 2) to describe maternal effects on foetal growth, such as relationships of foetal body mass relationships to maternal body mass, kidney-fat-index and age; 3) to determine if birth mass and sex ratio depend on fawn sex and birth date, and 4) to assess sex-dependent changes of body mass and the kidney-fat-index in 4-12-month old fallow deer fawns.
Prime Sheep Prime Lambs Texel x - PS92 The Fawns, PS87 The Chesters, PS84 & PS81 The Fawns, PS80 West Grange, PS80 (x2) The Chesters, PS80 The Fawns, PS80 Grangemoor, & PS78 The Fawns 207.
Fawns captured in the pen are ear-tagged, and radio-collared if recaptured in subsequent captures.
Deer Capture and Monitoring--During May 2007 and 2008 we captured adult female desert mule deer and fitted them with radio collars and VITs in an effort to capture newborn fawns.
Actually, thats the wrong thing to do, according to Division of Fish & Wildlife program manager and biologist Joe Rogerson: People who remove fawns from the wild may not realize some wildlife facts, he said.
In fact, a lot of deer-population management is fawn management, although we rarely talk about fawns.
Pay attention to the number of fawns per doe that make it into the fall hunting season.
Neonatal fawns are small and highly vulnerable to predation (Gilbert and others 2014), and are thus a potential source of prey to nesting Bald Eagles on Prince of Wales Island.
Of all the fawns that died in northern Wisconsin, 79 percent were taken by predators, with black bears taking nine and coyotes next with five.
Coyotes get blamed for many sins, especially killing too many fawns, pheasants, quail, rabbits and grouse -- game we hunters resentfully compete for.
Supplementally-fed older females in Michigan (Ozoga 1987) and Maine (Palmer 1951) were reported to produce 2 or 3 fawns per year through age 15.
A wildlife protection officer has told how she sacrificed her love life to become a surrogate mum to orphaned fawns.
Fawns were not approached until at least 2 h after the VIT indicated expulsion.