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A form of decay in which wood becomes soft and weak and has a dull lifeless appearance.
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Claire Beardsmore said her partner, 40-year-old Noel White, had doted on Shanice and the pair were 'totally inseparable'.
In fact, he has received nearly a dozen e-mails from a 16-year-old girl who felt emotionally abandoned by her hard-working father, who also doted on an older daughter.
Bubbles was doted on by the Bad singer, who adopted him in 1983.
A MOTHER who allegedly murdered her two young children and left them in holdalls in her car "doted" on her children after she lost her first to cot death, a former family nanny said.