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  • n. Plural form of hair.


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  • Root hairs are fine “hairs” that grow out of the root’s epidermis, just above the actively growing part of the root and root tip.

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  • Zoe Forbes, a spokesman for Oxford Brookes, said: 'The testing of the hairs is a three-stage process, involving microscopic analysis, analysis under a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and then the extraction of DNA.

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  • While the cutaneous glands are inner growths of the epidermis, the appendages which we call hairs and nails are external local growths in it.

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  • Redken's Time Reset range, which is aimed specifically at the over-45s, uses "peptides and ceramide" to target cavities in hairs, and make them lovely and shiny again.

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  • The thought of her knowing when she raised her hand that her blouse was tugged into wrinkles all pointing to the tip of her tit and that an edge of bra peeped out through the cotton armhole with those little curly virgin hairs and that he was watching for it all to happen does make blood gather.

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  • He shaved hairs from the back of his hand, glanced along the edge with microscopic acuteness, and found, or feigned that he found, always, a slight inequality in its edge somewhere.

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  • And while I'm not a very hairy person and have thus far been spared the weird chin hairs, I do have a mole on my arm that has developed two nice dark hairs now.

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  • The UK scientist investigating the "India yeti" hairs is still awaiting DNA results.

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  • The splitting of hairs is what kept us off the real issues.

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  • It looked like you shot a bullet thru it with several linses vaporized and the cross hairs looked like the pubic hairs from the bionic women.

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