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Javan Torrent Frog Huia masonii
2013-07-19 12:55:28

The Javan Torrent Frog (Huia masonii) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to Indonesia. Its natural habitats include tropical or subtropical moist lowland forest, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests, and rivers. The male individual of this species utilizes high-frequency communication to overcome the noise of their riverine habitats that is...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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