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2014-06-19 04:52:48

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The overly amorous exhortations of a couple in the hotel room next to your own might be enough to mar a vacation experience. A polite knock or a phone call to the front desk could be effective in dampening the passion enough to allow you to return to sleep. But what does one do when the lovemaking is occurring just off the coastline, underwater, by freakishly loud fish? This was the case in 2005 when the black drum fish, engaging...


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2007-02-25 20:57:13

The Toadfish are a type of ray-finned fish often found on the sand and mud bottoms of coastal waters worldwide, notable for somewhat broad heads and drab coloration reminiscent of terrestrial toads, as well as for the ability of the males of some species to "sing" using their swim bladders. They are classified as the sole family Batrachoididae of the order Batrachoidiformes, and include about 70 species in 19 genera, among them the common oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau. Their spines may inflict...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'