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Grandidiers Mongoose Galidictis grandidieri
2012-06-14 18:06:27

Grandidier's mongoose (Galidictis grandidieri) is native to the island of Madagascar. Its range is small, comprising a small area of southwestern Madagascar. It prefers to inhabit spiky forest undergrowth within this range. Its other common names include Grandidier's vontsira and the giant-striped mongoose. This mongoose was named after Alfred Grandidier, and is one of the rarest mongooses on...

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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.