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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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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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