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2015-03-24 00:22:07

Four Stores Grand Opening in Jacksonville this Week PHOENIX, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leslie's Poolmart, Inc.

2015-03-23 23:05:42

Group CBS increases staff in Lakeland facility to better serve Florida and the Southeast U.S. Addison, Texas (PRWEB) March 23, 2015 Group CBS, Inc.

2015-03-23 23:00:55

The Boca Raton office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

2015-03-23 16:33:53

PENSACOLA, Fla., Mar.

2015-03-23 12:22:44

Firm Advises Client with Strategic Debt and Equity Financings TAMPA, Fla., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S.

2015-03-21 23:01:08

Come Meet Guest Speaker Kayla Martell, Miss America Finalist Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 21, 2015 Come meet Kayla Martell, 2011 Miss America Finalist,

2015-03-20 20:22:35

LAKE MARY, Fla., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FARO Technologies, Inc.

2015-03-20 16:22:11

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, March 19, Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club hosted a "Yappy Hour" for its members and their furry friends.

burmese pythons
2015-03-20 16:59:33

Thanks to the exotic pet trade, Burmese pythons have invaded Florida’s Everglades and it turns out – they have developed a taste for area rabbits. According to a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the python has become the main predator of marsh rabbits.

2015-03-20 12:30:02

Nearly $300 Million Invested in the Company's Florida Network During Past Year TAMPA, Fla., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While Major League power hitters work out across Florida and Spring


Latest Florida Reference Libraries

Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Ocala National Forest
2014-01-20 10:22:39

Ocala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Florida. This forest, established in 1908, encompasses 430,447 acres and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It holds four designated wilderness areas including Billies Bay Wilderness and Juniper Prairie Wilderness. This forest receives millions of visitors each year, more than any other national forest within Mississippi. Ocala National Forest resides within the Florida sand...

Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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