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Even if the scales have broken off, you can still rescue your lillies
He has about 30,000 of these multi-barbed quills that regrow when lost or broken off.
Summary: Egyptian singer Khaled Saleem has broken off his engagement to a young woman outside the entertainment world
The M1 carbine bolt is subject to breakage and I've seen several where the right locking lug has broken off from the bolt body.
A huge glacier has broken off and plunged into a lake in Peru, triggering a 23-metre tsunami.
PHYSICIAN'S DEFENSE The portion of the needle that had broken off was insignificant in size and was no medical threat.