fleabite


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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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mistress that virginity's loss was akin to a fleabite, insisting
Even then, and always after, Cowboy's outlet of choice was MSM turf: tearooms, parks, "public sex environments." He never gave up; even in the fleabite Texas town where he wound up living with his mother, he sometimes managed to hook up: repairmen, MSM he met at gas stations or supermarkets.
For example, eczema (an inflammation of the skin) is a fairly common problem and can be caused by fleabite hypersensitivity and other allergies.
These parasites put cats at risk for dangerous illnesses such as flea allergy dermatitis, fleabite anemia, heartworm and Lyme disease, among others, according to officials of the Secaucus, N.J.-based company.
Compared to the numbers of singles sold when `the Charts were the Charts', 20,000 is a fleabite. Mind you, music buffs will remember that Al Martino Here In My Heart was the first ever British Number one in November 1952, and I don't suppose that sold very many more.
However the fine is seen as a mere 'fleabite' for Microsoft, which will appeal against the decision to the European Court of Justice.
Bioterrorism using plague in aerosol form probably would result in pneumonic plague because victims would inhale the bacteria rather than be infected by a fleabite. Normally, pneumonic plague is a complication of bubonic or septicemic plague, so the appearance of pneumonic plague in patients without primary bubonic or septicemic forms of the disease should he treated as evidence of a bioterrorist attack.
* Tail itchiness, due to fleas or an allergy called fleabite hypersensitivity.
Although in the course of its nineteen years the weekly's circulation rose from a few thousand to 70,000 at his death, someone still called it "a fleabite of a journal."
Overall, however, the perils of writing were judged but a fleabite compared with those of reading.
In general, the worst a fleabite can do is become infected.
4 Derek Urwin, "Harbinger, Fossil or Fleabite? Regionalism and the Western European Mosaic," Western European Party Systems: Continuity and Change, eds.
It cost PS347 million, a fleabite in government terms, and was one of the few flexible lifelines.
Humans most often become infected by an infectious fleabite, which leads to development of a bubonic form of plague (1).
Industrial tribunals cost pounds 84million a year to run, a fleabite in public expenditure.