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2008-09-20 21:00:12

A DATABASE has been launched in Cumbria to help planners and developers gauge the impact of developments on the natural environment. The Biodiversity Evidence Base for Cumbria (BEBC) is a new online resource which pulls together information on natural habitats, landscapes, geology and protected species. It has been financed by councils in the county and the Lake District National Park Authority. For the first time, there will be a detailed and up-to-date picture of the county's...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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