Quantcast

Latest Michaela Strachan Stories

2008-07-21 15:00:41

By Gareth Edwards BEING best known for their foul-smelling defence mechanism has given the skunk a less than appealing public image. But staff at a Lothians zoo are predicting a baby of the species will soon have curious visitors pouring into the attraction. The little creature is a rare example of an albino skunk and stunned staff at Five Sisters Zoo in West Calder when he was pulled out of a litter of baby skunks. And the striking animal is set to become a TV star, after making...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
Related