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2013-08-28 23:23:06

The Law Office of Kenneth Berger is pleased to announce its brand new website to help provide useful information for those injured in South Carolina. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The Law Office of Kenneth Berger, a well-known, established firm in Columbia, has taken its online marketing efforts to the next level. Attorney Kenneth Berger has always understood the importance of having an excellent website filled with helpful information, but he recently decided that his law...

2013-08-23 23:22:47

Maryland-based IT Training Facility Identified as One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies Columbia, MD (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Phoenix TS, an IT training and certification center headquartered in Columbia, MD, is honored to announce their standing as the 1,870th fastest growing private company in America as identified by Inc. Magazine. How to Make the List For over 30 years, Inc. Magazine has been releasing the list of America’s fastest growing, most innovative and...

2013-08-21 23:03:08

David G. Wolff and Kay Gaffney Crowe selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Columbia, South Carolina (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Barnes Alford is pleased to announce that attorneys David G. Wolff and Kay Gaffney Crowe have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Mr. Wolff was selected in the Real Estate Law practice area. Mr. Wolff currently serves as a Managing Partner of the firm. His practice is devoted to real...

2013-08-14 23:27:06

The August 11, 2013, nationwide voluntary recall by a Texas compounding pharmacy of injectable drugs that may cause bacterial infections is evidence that Congress needs to act soon so that more innocent patients are not harmed, according to South Carolina injury attorney Bert Louthian. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 South Carolina pharmaceutical litigation lawyer Bert Louthian today called for quick Congressional action on the proposed Pharmaceutical Quality, Security and...


Latest Columbia Reference Libraries

Bonin Wood Pigeon, Columbia versicolor
2014-09-10 10:35:09

The Bonin Wood Pigeon (Columbia versicolor) was a pigeon that was native to Nakado-jima and Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands off of the coast of Japan. It’s known from four documented specimens, the first of 1827 and the last from 1889. They averaged a length of 45 centimeters. This bird died out late in the 19th century as a result of deforestation, hunting, and predation by the rats and cats that were introduced. This pigeon was of medium-size, with an average length of 45...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:08:04

The Paleoproterozoic is the first of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 2.5 billion to 1.6 billion years ago (Ga). This period is marked by the first stabilization of the continents, and also when cyanobacteria--a type of bacteria that uses biochemical processes of photosynthesis to produce oxygen--evolved. Experts have found paleontological evidence that during at least part of the Paleoproterozoic era, about 1.8 Ga, the earth year was about 450 days long, with days...

2012-06-18 05:29:47

Symbol: COBU6 Group: Dicot Family: Tiliaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Malvales Family   Tiliaceae – Linden family Genus   Columbia Pers....

2012-06-18 05:29:47

Symbol: COLUM3 Group: Dicot Family: Tiliaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Malvales Family   Tiliaceae – Linden family Genus   Columbia Pers.

2012-06-18 08:50:05

Symbol: BRVU Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   BRVU2 Bromopsis vulgaris (Hook.) Holub   BRVUE Bromus vulgaris (Hook.) Shear var. eximius Shear   BRVUR Bromus vulgaris (Hook.) Shear var. robustus Shear Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY Classification:      ...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'