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Cretan Frog Pelophylax cretensis
2013-07-16 10:24:02

Cretan Frog (Pelophylax cretensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to Greece. Its natural habitat includes Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, and plantations. It is threatened by loss of habitat. This frog has long...

Marsh Frog
2008-12-18 20:22:47

The marsh Frog (Rana ridibunda), is the largest native European species of frog. It occurs in the largest part of Europe, in Asian Russia to Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is also found in the Chinese province of Xinjiang. Its habitat is waters that are approximately 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit). The marsh frog is a true frog and is known as a "˜green frog' to distinguish from...

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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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