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Zipper
2010-10-07 11:47:51

A zipper is a device that temporarily joins two edges of fabric. It is used in clothing, luggage and other bags, sporting goods, camping gear, and other daily use items. The edges are fixed with tens to hundreds of specially shaped metal or plastic teeth. The teeth, also referred to as elements, can be individual or a continuous coil. The slider moves along the rows of teeth and meshes them...

Safety Pin
2010-09-24 16:42:17

A safety pin, a variation of the regular pin, is a simple fastening device which includes a simple spring mechanism and a clasp. The clasp covers the end of the pin to protect the user as well as forms a closed loop fastening the pin to whatever it is applied to. Safety pins have a large variety of functions, often used for fastening fabric, cloth diapers, or patching clothing. The clasp...

Checkered Garter Snake
2007-02-18 15:57:51

The Checkered Garter Snake, Thamnophis marcianus, is a species of garter snake native to the southern United States. The epithet marcianus is in honor of American Brigadier General Randolph B. Marcy, who lead surveying expeditions to the frontier areas in the mid 1800s. The Checkered Garter Snake is typically green in color, with a distinct, black checkerboard pattern down its back. It is...

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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