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Nile Puffer Tetraodon lineatus
2013-02-18 09:52:03

Image Credit: Earedien/Wikipedia The Nile puffer is also known as the fahaka pufferfish, globe fish, or lineatus puffer. It is a tropical freshwater puffer found in the river basins of Africa, mainly in the Nile and surrounding rivers. The fish will live in weed beds, and in any other vegetation-rich habitat. It can also be found in open water. If kept as a pet it is best to keep it...

Giant Freshwater Puffer Tetraodon mbu
2013-02-17 08:29:41

Image Caption: Elaborate skin pattern of Giant Freshwater Puffer fish, Tetraodon mbu. Aquarium of Kew Gardens, London. Credit: Chiswick Chap/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Giant Freshwater Puffer is also identified as the giant puffer or Mbu puffer. It is found widespread in the deepest parts of the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, the middle and lower sections of the Congo River, and in the...

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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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