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1. A rough and temporary wall or fence, usually at a construction site.
2. A covered wooden gallery projecting from the top of the wall of a medieval fortress to shelter the defenders and to increase facilities for defense.
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33) The mental health and welfare of the hoarder and other humans in the household are often not the focus, and, therefore, social service agencies and mental health organizations are unlikely to respond.
We watch many TV shows because we enjoy them, but 'Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners' offers up a different reason for being viewed: It features horrendously filthy and ugly rooms full of hoarded gunk-which the compulsive cleaners are brought in to sift through and throw out, so the hoarders can lead normal, unconstricted lives again.
For example, up to 40 percent of people with obsessive compulsive disorders are hoarders, and hoarding is often considered part of the spectrum of obsessive compulsive behaviour.
While collectors take care of their belongings, display them proudly and understand their value, hoarders frequently want to keep everything regardless of whether or not it has any intrinsic value.
Hoarders frequently have items on top of items without any type of organization.
There are lots of different agencies working with hoarders in Christchurch--mental health services, nongovernmental organisations, the city council, public and community health services--but no one agency is taking total ownership.
Charlie Albone remembered the hoarders in these houses including the one in Oxley Park (House 1).
Like the hoarder who doesn't understand that his stuff is controlling him rather than him controlling it, NSA can't come to grips with the fact that the emerging anarchic world order - decentralised, voluntary networks of equally empowered peers - will determine the future of centralised, hierarchical governments, not vice versa.
The 47-year-old Birmingham-based psychotherapist, who bears an uncanny resemblance to brooding Hollywood actor Victor Mature, is the star of The Hoarder Next Door.
THE HOARDER NEXT DOOR C4, 9pm THIS is a really sad little series - and maybe Channel 4 should have called it Embarrassing Houses.
The Hoarder Next Door (C4, 9pm) Once upon a time Patricia Ford had the world at her feet when she starred in long-running soap Coronation Street.