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Chipmunk
2006-12-12 14:36:49

Chipmunk is the common name for any small squirrel-like rodent. About 23 species fall under this title, with one species in northeastern Asia. They are also in the eastern portions of Canada and the US. The rest are native to the western part of North America. Eastern chipmunks mate in early spring and again in early summer to produce two litters. Each have four to five young, but western...

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prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.