Dust mites don't directly bite people, but eat the scurf of human beings, who may produce an average of one gram a day.
He spends most of that time at the creek, ‘washing off the plantation scurf .’
One of these is Rhizoctonia, the fungus which causes stem canker and black scurf .
If your horse has a lot of winter scurf , you may want to give him a bath prior to clipping (its amazing how much easier the clipper blades go through clean hair).
Here I cannot afford to be remembering what I said or did, my scurf cast off, but what I am and aspire to become.
I can only think that fungus is involved somewhere along the line, perhaps an accumulation of dead cells / scurf / mould in the area under the dewlap so often overlooked in the shower.
Wearing hats for too long makes hair oily and produces scurf while the air conditioning makes the hair lose moisture.
Take-all attacks the roots of the plant, causing a black scurfy appearance on roots and lower stems.
It's a concept with which both Meg and Howard would be well at home and would send a clear message to the scurfy down-market low-income brigade and their fellow-travellers.
Clueless old men in the government, scratching their scurfy scalps, going, ‘Huh-yup, dat's what dem foreigner's'll like’.