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AVOCADO Rich in vitamin E which can help fend off stroke, heart attack, some cancers and cataracts and a good source of monounsaturated fats which help maintain cholesterol levels.
We've all done stupid things when we're drunk, and it sounds like you did your inebriated best to fend off this lass - but a picture paints a thousand words.
FOO FIGHTER Dave Grohl managed to fend off a viral throat infection to perform at Radio 1's One Big Weekend.
Males must fend off "floaters"--homeless males that try to move in.
If a minor currency (say the Thai baht again) were to come under attack, either the markets believe the government has enough credibility and commitment to fend off the speculators (which a fraction of the current reserve levels should be enough to demonstrate, if the market cares), or the markets view the currency as fundamentally unsustainable, in which case no realistic amount of reserves is large enough to fend off the attack.
We see Kate rescue the magical Marquis of Schofield from an almost certain poisoning through a bewitched chocolate pot and in turn accept his engagement offer in an effort to fend off an evil plot against Dorothea, a lovely Tarleton cousin with a wicked stepmother.
Together Ada and Ruby develop the farm, make use of the land, fend off the predators, both human and animal, while they wait for Inman's return from the war.
Bavaria is growing in order to fend off a possible takeover by Brazil's Ambev, which has been buying out breweries throughout the region.
LEE AND MURRAY OFTEN GLIDED AROUND THE BARE STAGE WITH WIDE LUNGES, EYES DARTING AND ARMS POISED TO FEND OFF ATTACK.
Since Hawthorne was unarmed, he could only fend off the coyote by kicking it.
Throughout the books, Harry must fend off attacks from an evil arch-villain, Lord Voldemort, who murdered Harry's parents and wants to kill him as well.
Why not educate their communities, eradicate bigotry, and fend off homophobic assailants?