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Then AID chipped away at the nation's health-care system and redirected its agriculture from self-sufficiency and the production of staple goods to what Honey calls the "agriculture of desserts.
Some researchers have theorized that pregnancy provides protection against emotional or psychiatric problems, but recent studies have chipped away at that idea.
South Gate chipped away at the Chancellors' lead with two runs in the fifth and another in the sixth, and it had the tying run on base after a bases-loaded walk by reliever Moustakas.
But Peugeot driver Gronholm chipped away at the lead and can now challenge for victory.