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2007-12-10 06:00:14

By Dan Howley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Dec. 10--They don't have little mittens for their fins and they don't have scarves or gill muffs, but we don't have to feel sorry for the millions of freshwater fish that live out the winter in frigid water under a canopy of ice. Adapting to the radical changes our severe Northeast winters impose on their habitat comes as naturally to fish as jumping from a weed bed to snatch an unsuspecting insect from the glassy surface of a pond on an August...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.