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Common Spotted Cuscus
2007-08-23 07:14:07

The Common Spotted Cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus), is a marsupial that lives in the Cape York Peninsula region of Australia and New Guinea. It is also known as the Phalanger and, like all cuscuses, it is related to the possum family Phalangeridae. The cuscus is about 20-40 inches long and weighs 3-9 pounds. The female is a creamy color and the male ranges from gray to rust-colored, often...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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