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Bonytail Chub
2009-01-13 19:58:20

The Bonytail Chub (Gila elegans) is a species of freshwater fish native to certain areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah in the United States. Bonytail chub prefer backwaters with rocky or muddy bottoms and flowing pools, although they have been reported in swiftly moving water. They are mostly restricted to rocky canyons today, but were historically abundant in the wide...

Chub
2007-04-10 16:32:44

The chub or European chub (Leuciscus cephalus) is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. It frequents both slow and moderate rivers as well as canals and still waters of various kinds. The name chub also describes numerous other cyprinid fish in several North American genera, including Algansea, Erimystax, Gila, Hybopsis, Macrhybopsis, Nocomis, Notropis, and Semiotilus, as well as the...

Gila
2007-04-10 16:30:46

Gila is a genus of fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, native to North America and Central America. Species of this family are referred to as chubs. Several members of the family are endangered or extinct due to loss of habitat causing by diversion or overuse of water resources, particularly in the western United States.

Gila monster
2005-06-22 14:17:05

The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is one of the two known species of venomous lizards. This lizard lives in the deserts of the southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico. It is a heavy, slow moving lizard and can measure up to 2 feet (60 cm) in length. Its skin has the appearance of beads in the colors black, pink, orange, and yellow, laid down in intricate patterns across the animal's body....

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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