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International News Archive - May 07, 2009

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A Malaysian lawmaker warned Thursday that the nation’s spectacular firefly population is under threat of destruction within months due to large-scale land clearing.

Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'