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hair ball

[′her ‚bȯl]
(ecology)
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Treatment of hair ball obstructions can be either medical or surgical.
Then school finished last week, and we'd had the ritual dumping of the knackered shoes with hair balls on the velcro straps, hidden d h Jesse and her Lego friend "Andrea" the skip-load of pencil-filled blue lesson books behind the sofa, and scraped the primordial sludge from the bottom of the school bag.
It contains folic acid, which is good for them, and while it may make them sick, this helps to get rid of unwanted things from their digestive system, like hair balls.
Visually, maps of these goings-on resemble hair balls (human protein interactions shown), and critics have contended that the "ridiculous" amount of data in the simulations doesn't reflect what really happens in cells.
Some common culprits include foreign bodies such as hair balls or undigested portions of a cat's prey.
Written by experienced humorist and speaker Lowell Streiker, and illustrated throughout with whimsical black-and-white cartoons by Ron Rush, Hoofbeats, Hair Balls, and Three-Dog Nights is a collection of short, touching, sometimes funny, sometimes sad vignettes of beloved pets and the unconditional love they provide to their owners.
Speaking of which: The film is the kind of betrayal of the book's kooky elegance in which Myers' magical, maniacal talking cat finds it necessary to cough up hair balls.
Kevin is exciting as hair balls Sticking in the throat It's sounding more like Ernie Wise The Script what I wrote.
The signs of hair balls are retching, loss of appetite, constipation or diarrhoea and often an air of uneasiness.
They also use a bait that is similar to that which makes cats regurgitate hair balls.
Then school finished last week, and we'd had the ritual dumping of the knackered shoes with hair balls on the velcro straps, hidden the skip-load of pencil-filled blue lesson books behind the sofa, and scraped the primordial sludge from the bottom of the school bag before settling down to watch lots of crap TV.