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David Royce receives 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist nomination Provo, UT (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 Alterra Pest Control announced today that

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US Manufacturer of Litter-Robot™ launches new product for cats and kids, designed by 10-year-old. Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 Automated

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U-T San Diego’s visuals staff – comprised of information graphics, photography and design professionals – was honored with 17 SND Best of News Design “Awards of Excellence” for outstanding

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SASKATOON, April 14, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, CADTH honoured two Canadian health care leaders with awards for their contributions to the growing field of health technology assessment (HTA). Dr.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland today announced that Domonique Foxworth - UMD alumnus, Chief Operating Officer of the National Basketball

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WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Architect Frank Gehry's controversial design for the National Eisenhower Memorial has been the target of criticism and has been attacked by classical

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Proceeds from both events to benefit The Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF) and its work to improve quality of life for our nation's battle-wounded, ill and injured service members and civilians living with

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-- The Home Depot earns award for helping to protect the environment with energy-efficient products -- ATLANTA, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.

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Aquarium Software says it has taken research using powerful modern software published on 18 January 2015 to demonstrate that the cost of taking a pet to the vet has actually decreased over the


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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
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.