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fleabite

1. A minor annoyance or nuisance OK, so we have to go somewhere else for dinner. It's not a big deal, just a fleabite in the grand scheme of things, really.
2. A very small, insignificant chip or scrape. There's one small fleabite on the side of that dish, but it's hardly noticeable.

fleabite

n. a small chip off something. This cup has a little fleabite, but it doesn’t really harm its value.
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In humans, flea bites are red, itchy spots but pollen produces an allergic response affecting the nose and eyes, resulting in sniffling, sneezing, wheezing and bleary red eyes.
This puts you at a greater risk for incurring flea bites.
Lesions of experimental flea bite hypersensitivityin the dog.
The sick molester also grumbled about suffering flea bites and rashes after handling other cons' washing for pounds 16 a week at Holloway prison.
The reason for being so aggressive with the flea treatment is that some dogs, and possibly Purdey, have an allergic reaction to flea bites. So one flea bite may make him feel itchy for weeks.
While bubonic plague - usually transmitted by flea bite - can be treated with antibiotics if diagnosed early, pneumonic plague is one of the deadliest infectious diseases.
He also agreed to repay the money which is a flea bite out of his hefty pounds 62,000 parliamentary salary.
Viewers will be able to see every flea bite as it happens as the programme goes out live and there will be regular live feeds on the Autumnwatch website.
Two patents are for the use of the high affinity IgE receptor alpha chain to detect IgE and two patents cover novel flea allergens associated with flea bite allergy in animals.
There also have been rare instances in which the infection has been directly transmitted from cats to humans via a cat flea bite, rather than a cat scratch.
"However, in areas where people do not use these preventives, flea bite hypersensitivity is still alive and well," Dr.
THEECHOCRYPTICCROSSWORD Old county people in the pink Doctor before noon having a drink That'sit, got it, that has to be DRAM What a clever chap I am Eleven across, got another at last If I'm not mistaken that has to be GASP Twenty across could that be FLEA BITE YesI'm fairly sure that I'm right Fourteen down, got one more That killer must be MATADOR Rascals pitch, they're tents on board That'll be SCAMPS, got one more I'm starting now to get the gist Twenty two across, that'sMOTORIST Then back to twelve across I jump A little sugar, got it, LUMP Twenty one across, my brain'sgone numb Can't get the rest, I must be DUMB.
It is assumed that the victim was infected by a flea bite. The boy had no contact with ground squirrels, which are carriers of the disease, Director of the Department of Disease Prevention Tolo Isakov noticed.
Flea bite hypersensitivity also called flea allergic dermatitis (FAD) is the most common skin allergy encountered in small animal Veterinary medicine (Fisher, 1999; Wilkerson et al., 2004).
It all adds up to a mess that could make the 2008 credit crunch seem like a flea bite.