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2015-03-04 23:02:33

Backs in Action Wellness Center wins two awards in the Vancouver Courier “Stars of Vancouver” 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards.

2015-03-04 23:02:14

King LASIK announces that its laser eye surgery center in the Greater Vancouver BC region has been relocated from Burnaby to Surrey, British Columbia. Surrey,

2015-03-04 20:23:34

Digital e-commerce leader recognized for Customer Service Achievement in the 9th annual Stevie Awards SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading

2015-03-04 20:21:55

DALLAS, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As primetime TV's reigning First Lady, actress Bellamy Young dazzles viewing audiences each week.

2015-03-04 20:21:52

Holzer's Selection: Excerpts from Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" NEW YORK, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned visual artist Jenny Holzer has been commissioned by the Board

2015-03-04 16:32:48

AUSTIN, Texas, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Invenio Solutions(TM), a full-service sales firm focused on high-quality lead development and outsourced sales, headquartered in Austin, TX,

2015-03-04 16:27:43

Michelle Obama Took Abbreviated Training in February WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As First Lady Michelle Obama said today, "The National Council for Behavioral

2015-03-04 16:24:55

Hollywood has found its next diverse leading man as veteran actor Braden Paes signs on to star in the upcoming film '3 Years'. LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood

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2015-03-05 14:55:41

We were shocked to find out there are such things as "fart-filtering underpants". But when we did, we knew we had to try them. This is our official review.

2015-03-04 12:28:00

KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.


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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.