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2015-03-02 16:27:17

TORONTO, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize is Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything, published by Penguin Canada.

2015-03-02 16:23:27

BRYAN, Ohio, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is a magical time. The world is being reborn, the snow is melting away, the Earth is beginning to warm.

2015-03-02 12:36:56

Company's superior customer service gains international recognition with Bronze Stevie Award PORTLAND, Maine, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-03-02 12:31:40

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of the 37th annual King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) were presented to His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz

2015-03-02 12:31:30

Company Co-Founder and CEO recognized for his achievements SANTA ANA, Calif., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kush Bottles, North America's premier supplier of child-resistant packaging

2015-03-02 12:26:38

PITTSBURGH, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hill House Association (www.hillhouse.org) is proud to present six-time Tony

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2015-03-02 10:34:00

A coffin-within-a-coffin discovered close to the remains of King Richard III contained an elderly woman who may have been an early church benefactor, archaeologists have announced.

2015-03-02 08:43:16

ICM Registry Announces Start of TMCH Sunrise Period for Trademark Holders to Register .PORN and .ADULT Names PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ICM Registry, the

2015-03-02 08:35:15

End of Life Management Platform Improvements Boost Flexibility of Data Access and Operational Efficiency for Independent Funeral Homes SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --


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Ipomopsis aggregata
2014-12-13 14:49:47

Ipomopsis aggregata is a flowering plant species. The plant’s Latin scientific name, “Ipomopsis”, means similar to Ipomoea or Morning Glories, referencing the species similarities. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet trumpet and Skyrocket. I. aggregata is indigenous to western North America. It can be found growing from British Columbia all the way south to Mexico. Ipomopsis aggregata is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. Ipomopsis aggregata...

Dodecatheon pulchellum
2014-12-08 18:47:11

Dodecatheon pulchellum is a perennial, flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Pretty shooting star, the Few-flowered shooting star, the Dark throat shooting star and the Prairie shooting star. D. pulchellum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to the western United States. D. pulchellum typically grows in is desert environments. The plant is scattered throughout the Great Basin Deserts and the Mojave Desert. D. pulchellum...

Dodecatheon poeticum
2014-12-08 18:23:39

Dodecatheon poeticum is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Poet’s shooting star or the Narcissus shooting star. Its common names are referring to the plant’s unique flowers. D. poeticum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to western North America. D. poeticum grows in woodlands that see plenty of moisture in the springtime and drier summertime months. The plant prefers wide-open areas in direct sunlight....

Rambouillet Sheep
2014-10-27 11:31:48

The Rambouillet sheep, also known as the French Merino or the Rambouillet Merino, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in France. This breed’s development began in 1786, when King Louis XVI acquired 366 Spanish Merino sheep from King Charles III of Spain. The flock was bred experimentally at Bergerie royale, a royal farmed owned by the king, where crossbreeding and selective breeding with English long-wool breeds produced a more defined breed. By the time the Rambouillet sheep...

Lamprocapnos spectabilis
2014-10-27 10:12:32

Lamprocaponos spectabilis is a flowering plant. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. The plant is native to Asia; Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. L. spectabilis stands alone in its monotypic genus, meaning it has no subspecies or smaller subordinates. The plant may now be listed as Dicentra spectabilis and is commonly referred to as Bleeding heart, Dutchman’s breeches or “lady-in-a-bath”. L. spectabilis is used widely in gardens and landscapes. The plant is a...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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