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detached

Ophthalmol (of the retina) separated from the choroid layer of the eyeball to which it is normally attached, resulting in loss of vision in the affected part
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For some little distance we two followed the others, detached from them, and should have continued so had not Lord Douglas asked me, about 3 P.
The reader will recollect that, on distributing his forces when in Green River Valley, Captain Bonneville had detached a party, headed by a leader of the name of Matthieu, with all the weak and disabled horses, to sojourn about Bear River, meet the Shoshonie bands, and afterward to rejoin him at his winter camp on Salmon River.
In the meantime he detached five of his free trappers to scour the hills, and kill as many elk as possible, before the main body should enter, as they would then be soon frightened away by the various Indian hunting parties.
But look again - the man has detached himself from the dead animal.
He detached it from his waistcoat, chain and all, and passed it to me without a word.
It contained many large bowlders, detached from the slopes of the hills.
I think I know what you mean; but we, fortunately, are above sentiment--when we are detached.
Ghek always detached his body then and sank into what seemed a semi-comatose condition.
Then he detached himself from the body and crawled across the floor until he stood directly in front of the circular opening through which she had seen him emerge the day that she had first been brought to his presence.
Now, though such great bodies are at times encountered, yet, as must have been seen, even at the present day, small detached bands are occasionally observed, embracing from twenty to fifty individuals each.
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