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Antarctic Ecozone
2009-07-01 12:43:04

Antarctica is one of Earth's eight ecozones. The Antarctic ecozone includes Antarctica and several island groups in the southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The island groups included in this ecosystem include South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands, Bouvet Island, the Crozet Islands, Prince Edward Islands, Heard Island, the Kerguelen Islands,...

Stellaria Stellaria graminea
2005-06-23 13:14:03

Stellaria is the genus which includes stitchworts and chickweeds ( flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae). Chickweeds are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Riband Wave and Setaceous Hebrew Character.

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postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.