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awn

any of the bristles growing from the spikelets of certain grasses, including cereals

awn

[ȯn]
(botany)
Any of the bristles at the ends of glumes or bracts on the spikelets of oats, barley, and some wheat and grasses. Also known as beard.
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* Checking the chest, underbelly, and flank for cuts, skin tears, bruises, grass awns, or punctures.
* If you walk or hike in foxtail country, consider the only effective protective gear made to prevent the awns from being swallowed, sniffed, or lodged in your dog's ears: the Outfox Field Guard.
-Positive rating action on AIS, provided linkages between AIS and AWN do not weaken
Garcia-Rodriguez, "Mouse barley awn (Hordeum murinum) migration induced cystolithiasis in 2 male dogs," Canadian Veterinary Journal, vol.
Most dogs either inhale or swallow grass awns, but they also can puncture the skin and squirm in that way.
They are created with heat and with time, as all precious things are," Awn added.
Maximum value (9.21) was observed in GD102 x GD189 for awn length and minimum awn length was observed in GD170 x GD189 (6.61).
In the interim, Hughes will serve as GCI executive vice president - wireless and lead a GCI team planning the post-closing transition to AWN.
Jordan's King Abdullah has sacked al-Bakhit and asked Awn Khaswaneh, an international jurist, to head a new government.
Miron Properties announced the appointment of real estate brokers Rich Awn and Eyal Amir.
"The project is the first to be carried out by a non-governmental institution in al-Imam Awn area (15 km north of Karbala)," Aamer al-Shook, the founder of al-Mabra Institution, which conducts the project, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Prior to the merger, the six Village Voice publications, including its venerable namesake in New York City and the dominant LA Weekly, were part of the competing national ad organization, the Alternative Weekly Network (AWN).