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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.
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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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Fleabites which usually come up soon after you've been bitten.
The previous tenants had kept pets, and Jessie found herself covered in a mysterious red rash that turned out to be fleabites. 'It felt like the bottom had fallen out of my world,' she says.
Our results showed that there was a gap in the knowledge about the mode of transmission with 39.2%, 54.6%, and 58.5% of the students wrongly identifying that DF fever could be transmitted by flies, fleabites, and food, respectively.
Renfrewshire Council confirmed a pupil and member of staff at the school had suffered "what appeared to be fleabites".
Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison ...
The doctor looked at them and gave the opinion that they were infected fleabites. "Those could be quite dangerous" he said, "They could be a close relative of the bubonic plague." He told me that he spent some time in the East during the war and that a number of sailors succumbed to the bubonic plague from infected fleabites.
Fleabites cause flea-allergy dermatitis, which results from an allergic reaction to the saliva fleas inject into the skin when they feed on your dog's blood.
The kelpies, Fred and Charlie, lay in the shade of a stunted gum, panting, or nibbling furiously at the fleabites at the bases of their tails.
Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that caused the plague, was harbored in rodents, but was transmitted to humans by fleabites. When arthropods transmit disease they are referred to as vectors.
I developed a shorthand and somewhat humorous way of helping him deal with this by labeling his issues as either fleabites or alligator bites.
Rodents infected with the bacterium Yersinia pestis spread plague by fleas; humans contract the contagious, deadly disease through fleabites or exposure to infected animals.
So in particular, if y is not the number but the A series location of an event e of kind x, the way the meaning or significance f(x,y) of `e is y' varies with y can easily vary with x as indeed it will, being quite different, for example, for births, deaths, and fleabites. That is quite compatible with any given `y' having the same meaning in all sentences of this form, with f(x,y)'s variation with y for any given x being simply part of the meaning of that `x'.
The cutaneous immune responses to regular fleabites are also thought to often culminate in desensitization, rather than in an increase in defenses (Benjamini et al.
But if you throw away your flea collars and chemical yard pesticides, are you condemned to fleabites and a garden overrun with bugs and weeds?
though if they'd been on tour with me in the early days - pounds 22 a week and grotty digs with fleabites on your bottom - they might think differently.