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Rainbow Boa
2008-11-21 16:10:01

The Rainbow Boa or Slender Boa (Epicrates cenchria), is a non-venomous species of boa found in Central and South America. In central America it is found in Costa Rica and Panama. It is more widespread in South America. It is shy and nocturnal. Its habitat includes rivers, streams, lakes and swamps. Nine subspecies are recognized. Adults grow to between 39 and 75 inches in length. It is...

Jamaican Boa
2008-11-21 15:57:43

The Jamaican Boa (Epicrates subflavus), also known as the Yellow Snake, is a non-venomous species of boa native to Jamaica and the Goat Island. It is the only species in its genus and family. It is common in most limestone forests. Adults grow to an average of about 6 feet 6 inches in length. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ca. 1996). Its natural...

Abaco Island Boa
2008-11-21 15:41:24

The Abaco Island Boa (Epicrates exsul), also known as the Northern Bahamas boa, is a non-venomous species of snake native to the Bahamas. It is the only species recognized in this genus and family. It is found on Grand Bahama Island and Great Abaco Island, and also Elbow Cay and Little Abaco Island. The Abaco Island Boa grows to a maximum length of 31.5 inches. Its body is slender and has a...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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