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2008-09-20 08:16:21

A groundbreaking new study into the mating and nesting practices of a common Australian frog has found they partner up to eight males sequentially "“ the highest recorded of any vertebrate. Dr Phillip Byrne, from Monash University's School of Biological Sciences, has researched the frog species Bibron's toadlet (Pseudophryne bibronii) for six years and in this latest field trip, discovered a new behavior undetected in a frog species until now. "Our study revealed that females made the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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