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2008-07-28 09:01:08

A 24-day-old giraffe calf is caressed by its father at the Alipore Zoo in Calcutta, India, on Sunday. The zoo formally opened in late 1875 and is a major tourist attraction. It may be best known for a tortoise that was more than 250 years old when it died. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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2007-06-25 08:40:45

The Eld's Deer, Cervus eldii, also known as the Thamin or Brow-antlered Deer, is a species of deer indigenous to Southeast Asia. There are three recognized subspecies. They are the Manipur Brow-antlered Deer found in Manipur, the Burmese Brow-antlered Deer found in Myanmar, and the Thailand Brow-antlered Deer found on Hainan Island. The Manipur Brow-antlered Deer is a rare and critically endangered species of deer. It is found in its last existing natural habitat at the Kaibul Lamjao...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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