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2005-06-24 20:29:16

SAN FRANCISCO -- Move over Smokey the Bear. In California, thousands of goats are helping prevent wildfires. From hilly San Francisco to more rural settings, California landowners, business and officials have hired the voracious animals to devour the grass and brush that fuels wildfires. Last year, more than 5,500 fires blackened over 168,000 acres in the most populous U.S. state. "Goats are just another tool in the toolbox for California and we try to use as many tools as possible,"...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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