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Recent Examples of dander from the Web
Heck, before the first game of the Silver Boot series featuring the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros tempers were flaring, collars were hot, and players were getting their dander up.
But Unsocial Media’s dander gets up when players get all this money.
When Tregs don’t function properly, people may develop allergies to harmless substances like peanut protein or cat dander, or suffer from autoimmune disorders in which the immune system turns on the body’s own tissues.
Some people are extremely sensitive to animal dander, which is what likely caused your guests to leave.
The cover is woven specially to keep out dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens.
Mold, tobacco smoke, pet dander, dust mites and cockroaches and their droppings can also trigger asthma attacks.
If there was ever a need to rein in the supercritical hysteria that the websites of the New York Times and the Washington Post and MSNBC on-air feed when their competitive dander is up, Tuesday showed it.
Ubiquitous chemicals Though radon, mold, tobacco smoke, pet dander and cockroaches can all trigger asthma attacks, these were not part of the study.
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How did "dander" acquire its "temper" sense? Etymologists have come up with a few possibilities, but nothing is known for sure. Some experts have proposed, tongue-in-cheek, that the meaning stems from the image of an angry person tearing out his or her hair by the fistful, scattering dandruff in the process. Some think it may come from a West Indian word dander, which refers to a kind of ferment and suggests "rising" anger (in English, "ferment" can mean either "an agent capable of causing fermentation" or "a state of unrest or excitement"). Yet another proposed possibility is that the anger sense was imported to America by early Dutch colonists and is from their phrase op donderen, meaning "to burst into a sudden rage."
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