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Yet, as I write, my left eye is bathed in ointment and protected from a world full of bacteria by a large white patch that makes me look like a pantomime pirate.
Holly, believed to be 2 or 3 years old, has black-and-brown brindled fur, a white patch around her muzzle and is considered malnourished at a weight of about 50 pounds.
Bighorn are stocky, with white to brown coats and a distinctive white patch on their rumps.
A persisting white patch needs to be investigated as soon as possible.
Others will be faced with the frightening discovery of a raised white patch (leukoplakia) in the area between the cheek and gums, where the tobacco is held for extended periods of time.
I more or less put off dealing with it for a year or so but it was when I noticed a white patch on my tongue that I knew something wasn't right.
The robbers are described as, a black man aged between 20 and 25, wearing a black tracksuit-type jacket with white ribbed design around the bottom, a light blue t-shirt and jeans or tracksuit bottoms, and a white man around 5ft 7ins, in his 20s, wearing a black zip-up top with a vertical stripe on the back, light blue jeans, black and white trainers and a black baseball cap with a white patch.
Gordon Mullen, 40, who suffered from a persistent and painful ulcer, sought his dentist's advice when he noticed a red and white patch in his mouth.
Those can range from a white patch on the tongue, gum or cheek to an ulceration that won't go away.
The dog was dark brown with a white patch over one eye and some white patches on its rear.
Good varieties include Cherry Belle, which is red with a mild flavour and are slow to go woody, and Sparkler, which is red with a white patch at the root and matures very quickly.