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Kindle Fire HD
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kindle Fire HD is the second generation of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. It comes in three versions, the 7 inch, and the 8.9 inch touch screens, and a 4G version. They were released on September 14, 2012 in the 7-inch, November 16, 2012 in the 8.9-inch, and a 8.9-inch 4G enabled version released on November 18, 2012. The 7-inch and the 8.9-inch have 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage and the...

Kindle Fire
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kindle Fire is a mini tablet computer that was released in the United States on November 15, 2011. On September 7, 2012, updates became available to areas where the Amazon website is accessible. The Kindle Fire has a color seven-inch multi-touch touchscreen; it can be used to stream movies and TV shows, read Kindle e-books, and includes access to the Amazon Appstore. Amazon’s tactic...

Victoria amazonica Poepp JC Sowerby Amazon water-lily
2012-06-14 07:48:45

Symbol: VIAM9 Group: Dicot Family: Nymphaeaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Magnoliidae Order...

2012-06-15 03:21:56

Symbol: NYAM Group: Dicot Family: Nymphaeaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   CAAM23 Castalia amazonum (Mart. & Zucc.) Britton & P. Wilson Distribution: NymphaeaamazonumMart. & Zucc. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-15 05:35:23

Symbol: LEPA3 Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N PR    N Synonyms:   DIHA4 Diplachne halei Nash   DIPA13 Diplachne panicoides (J. Presl) McNeill   LEFL6 Leptochloa floribunda Döll   MEPA12 Megastachya panicoides J. Presl Distribution: County distributions for the...

Amazon Rainforest
2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil,...

Blue-fronted Amazon Amazona aestiva
2009-06-16 18:03:04

The Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva), also known as the Turquoise-fronted Amazon and Blue-fronted Parrot, is a species of parrot that is found in eastern Brazil, northeastern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its preferred habitat is forests (except dense humid forests), woodlands, savannas, and palm groves. There is a small feral population of this species in the greener parts of...

Amazonian Royal Flycatcher
2009-04-07 14:28:10

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus) is a species of passerine bird found in forest and woodlands throughout most of the Amazon basin in northern Bolivia, eastern Peru , eastern Ecuador, eastern Colombia,Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern and western Brazil. Although it occurs in low densities and is hard to spot, it is a widespread and common species. It is considered to...

Common Hatchetfish
2007-06-24 20:04:09

The Common Hatchetfish or River Hatchetfish, Gasteropelecus sternicla, is a tropical fish belonging to the freshwater Hatchetfish family (Gasteropelecidae). Originating in the South America in the Peruvian and middle Amazon, the Guianas and Venezuela, it grows to about 2.5 inches (6.5 cm). The fish gets its name from its relatively large protruding belly which resembles a hatchet. Hatchetfish...

Severum
2007-03-26 18:40:50

The Severum, Heros severus (previously known as Cichlasoma severum), is a freshwater tropical cichlid native to the Amazon region in South America. It is commonly found in the aquarium trade, often in its gold colored variation rather than the wild-type olive green one. The gold coloration appears to be caused by a single gene and is recessive to the green variation. The severum is also known...

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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.