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2014-09-29 08:22:37

Off-road driving enthusiasts invited to Jeep Jamboree to support finding a cure for breast cancer MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In order to help raise awareness and support the race to find a cure for breast cancer, Briggs Automotive Group in Manhattan, Kansas is teaming up with the Flint Hills Jeep Club and will be hosting the 23rd Annual Jeep Jamboree. Continuously searching for a variety of ways to reach out to others and serve the community, Briggs Auto...

2014-09-29 08:22:35

South Oak Dodge offers variety of Jeep Compass trims, configurations MATTESON, Ill., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For Jeep enthusiasts, off-road adventures and everyday consumers looking for good value in the crossover segment, the 2014 Jeep Compass simply delivers. With the addition of a new automatic transmission that takes the place of a continuously variable transmission for the 2014 model year, the Compass' ride quality sees significant improvement and becomes more...

2014-09-29 08:21:33

J.H. Barkau & Sons offers only the highest-quality used cars STOCKTON, Ill., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Drivers in the Rockford, Ill. area who are looking for pre-owned model that fits their price range will find only the best quality budget cars and trucks at J.H. Barkau & Sons. The pre-owned inventory at J.H. Barkau & Sons features nearly every make and model to fit nearly any need or lifestyle. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/148128...

2014-09-28 23:02:31

Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world because it offers the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s highest peak—Mt. Everest. In order to help trekkers to get better prepared, Tibet Vista, the biggest Tibet tour publishes the most useful tips for trekking at Everest region. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 At an elevation of 8,848.13 meters, Mt.Everest, is the main peak of the Himalayas. This world’s No. 1 peak...

2014-09-28 23:00:09

staySky Vacation Club Launches As Tourism Booms In Orlando Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Tourism is at an all-time high in Orlando, Florida and with many new attractions in the works, this popular family destination is preparing for an explosion in visitor numbers. As demand for quality accommodation also increases in line with visitor number growth, the launch of a new vacation club couldn’t have come at a better time. staySky Vacation Club offers accommodation in four...

2014-09-28 23:00:07

Royal Resorts Sea Turtle Protection Program Exceeds 500,000 Releases In Mexico Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The Royal Resorts’ sea turtle protection team is delighted to announce that 3,773 baby sea turtles have been rescued and released into the ocean so far this year. Earlier this summer, adult sea turtles emerged from the ocean to lay eggs on the sunny beaches of Cancun, Mexico. So far this year, there have been 193 nests with turtles laying 22,204 eggs on Royal...

2014-09-27 23:03:09

The weight loss strategy course was designed to give participants a healthier, firmer, and tighter body in three weeks or less Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 Margaret Meyers, a fitness fan who turned her life around by committing to healthy lifestyle changes, recently announced the launch of her new Weight Loss Strategies guide, “Fat Destroyer System - How To Destroy Your Body Fat In 21 Days or Less.” The eBook, which is available for $47, helps clients attain a stronger,...

2014-09-27 23:01:01

The Premier Destination for Innovative Cooking Techniques and Ideas Grows Its Passionate Community of Cooks by More Than 600% Since January 2014 Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 ChefSteps, an innovative technology company dedicated to helping people cook smarter, today announced that it has surpassed 400,000 members, and that its community of cooking enthusiasts has grown by more than 600% since the beginning of the year. Founded two years ago by Chris Young, co-author of the...

2014-09-27 23:00:17

DotComWebDesign Announces LGBT Tourism Marketing Services (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 DotComWebDesign, the premier travel and tourism agency, is pleased to announce the addition of LGBT tourism promotion services to its wide array of services. DotComWebDesign, a premier travel and tourism agency, has years of experience helping companies market themselves. DotComWebDesign can help travel and tourism companies expand their base of operation to also include LGBT tourists, throughout the...

2014-09-27 12:21:17

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blast Fitness' newest San Antonio health club is officially open! This brand-new club is located in the Westpark Plaza at 6727 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140926/148643 Blast Fitness is known nationwide for offering communities The Best Value in Fitness. With everything from top-of-the-line strength and cardio equipment, unlimited group exercise classes including Spinning®, Zumba & Yoga,...


Latest Hospitality Recreation Reference Libraries

Mountain Stream Tree Frog, Litoria barringtonensis
2014-09-25 09:47:45

The Mountain Stream Tree Frog (Litoria barringtonensis) is a species of tree frog that is endemic to highland areas of NSW, Australia extending from the Myall Lakes region, north to around Dorrigo National Park and west to Barrington Tops National Park. This frog is a rather small tree frog measuring to about 45 millimeters in length. It is a light green to dark olive green in color on the dorsal surface and occasionally brown morphs are encountered. The thighs are a mango-yellow color and...

Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Bonin Wood Pigeon, Columbia versicolor
2014-09-10 10:35:09

The Bonin Wood Pigeon (Columbia versicolor) was a pigeon that was native to Nakado-jima and Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands off of the coast of Japan. It’s known from four documented specimens, the first of 1827 and the last from 1889. They averaged a length of 45 centimeters. This bird died out late in the 19th century as a result of deforestation, hunting, and predation by the rats and cats that were introduced. This pigeon was of medium-size, with an average length of 45...

Rouen Duck
2014-09-08 20:09:22

The Rouen duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in France during the nineteenth century. Although it had been developed earlier than the nineteenth century in France, it did not become the modern breed until it was brought to England. The original duck was similar to a mallard in appearance, but selective breeding increased its size and changed its coloration. It was mostly used as a table bird, although it could produce eggs for the egg market. The Rouen breed was eventually...

Magpie Duck
2014-09-08 12:28:35

The magpie duck is a breed of domestic duck that originated in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Oliver Drake and M.C. Gower-Williams, who most likely used selective breeding techniques with the Belgian Huttegem, a breed that was highly similar to the magpie duck. Although it was brought to the United States in 1963 and accepted by the American Standard of Perfection in 1977, it did not become well known in that area until 1984. The weight of the...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'