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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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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