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2008-03-25 06:05:00

Sure, people are allergic to dogs. But dogs to people? Absolutely. Just ask Fui (pronounce that Phooey). The 6-year-old Shar-Pei, a "princess," according to her owner, Pam Escobar, loves to be petted. But if Fui didn't take pills twice a day and get allergy shots every two weeks, she would scratch and lick. A lot. Canine allergic reactions to human dander are skin-related and don't include sneezing. "It's never an obvious and direct reaction," said Dr. Tom Lewis, a Phoenix-based...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
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