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Bamboo rat
2006-12-13 15:27:37

The bamboo rats are four species of rodents of the subfamily Rhizomyinae. They are the sole living representatives of the tribe Rhizomyini. All are found in the eastern half of Asia. Bamboo rats vary in size. The Lesser Bamboo Rat is typically 5.09 to 9.84 in (15 to 25 cm long), and weighs from 17.64 to 26.46 oz (500 to 750 g). The Sumatra Bamboo Rat, which can reach lengths of nearly...

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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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