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  • n  the process whereby something is shed
  • v  cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

  • There are antioxidants for preventing skin damage from exposure to the sun, copper peptides for stimulating skin repair and hydroxy acids for sloughing off layers of dead skin.
  • But gay marriage and adoption rights are only the most recent and controversial changes in a nation that has undergone an epochal shift since sloughing off the stifling certainties .
  • The recommendation, some insiders claim, was a clever way to cripple further one of Haig's rivals by sloughing off on him a thankless task.
News & Articles

  • Abe's True Test: Rising Yields
    Banks, unable to make money on their JGBs, have begun sloughing off their holdings, putting upward pressure on yields.
    June 17, 2013 - CNBC
  • Analysis: Japan PM Abe's true test; rising government bond yields
    By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Abenomics' massive monetary stimulus was supposed to depress long-term interest rates to spur economic activity, but the Japanese government bond market has other ideas. Banks, unable to make money on their Japanese government bonds (JGBs) anymore, have begun sloughing off their holdings, putting upward pressure on yields. Major banks sold off about 11 percent ...
    June 16, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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