frighten off

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The presence of Gwanako, who has a chase rating of 140 and won the race easily, appeared to frighten off most of the opposition in the three-runner Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Memorial Hunters' Chase, but Nicholls said there was no reason to have been running scared of his contender.
We have little manufacturing industry left in this country so let's hang on to what we have and not frighten off the very people who provide these jobs with heavy taxation and unnecessary worker disputes.
Golden tree heathers shine out like a beacon from the gloom of winter gardens with stunning , almost luminous citrus yellow foliage, followed by clouds of white flowers in spring Though labelled tree heathers, they are shrubs and should not frighten off miniaturists who prefer plants small and dainty.
They do this, it seems, when disturbed by a possible predator, and the function of the noise seems to be to frighten off the intruder.
Not a slavering great hound to frighten off inquisitive hacks, but a loveable little pooch.
The Friends of Cotteridge Park will be dipping toast in cider and leaving it out for the Robins - said to be the guardians of the orchard - drinking mulled apple juice, making a loud noise to frighten off evil spirits and having a barbecue.
He is now seeking work with Washington Galleries to use Frank and Max to frighten off the pigeons around the service depot.
The warning allows the Wildlife Service to send an armed car to frighten off the marauder and with villagers losing up to six months of income with every raid, the system helps keep relations between elephants and locals friendly.
It can also release a cloud of dense smoke to frighten off an intruder or confuse him long enough for a human guard to get to the scene.
One suggestion put forward so far is hanging shiny CDs on pieces of string or raspberry canes to frighten off the would-be predators.
The bird has been enlisted to frighten off the pigeons, or doves, that plague the famous street.
you don't frighten off the starlings and at any moment you might
Short and sturdy, the Korubu walked with their legs wide apart, as if to frighten off animals, and they appeared robust and confident, masters of their small universe.
A sexy Tom Cruise lookalike boasts of his own Mission Impossible - trying to frighten off sex-crazed women.
Moreover, many technicalities have been skirted, perhaps in an effort not to frighten off intellectual historians.