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Images in Roman mosaics meant to dispel the envious

Images in Roman mosaics meant to dispel the envious

Provided by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Office of Scientific Information Driving away bad luck, the evil eye and, in short, envious people—this was one of the purposes of mosaics in Ancient Rome, according to research coordinated by...

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Aure et Saint Girons Cattle
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The Aure et Saint-Girons is a breed of cattle that originated in France. It was developed in the middle region of  the Pyrenees by crossbreeding Aure cattle and St Girons cattle. The Aure were a draught oxen used to haul timber from the mountains into the valleys. The St Girons were a dairy cattle to make a cheese named bethmale. The population of the Aure et Saint-Girons is very low with only 179 cows and 19 bulls. Breeders prefer the Holstein, blonde d’Aquitaine and Gasconne...

Sirrush (Mushussu)
2013-10-07 08:04:52

The Sirrush, also known as the mushussu, is a hybrid from Babylonian mythology. Dating back to the sixth century BC it is depicted on the Ishtar Gate of the City of Babylon. A German archeologist Robert Koldewey discovered the Gate in 1902 and thought the sirrush was a representation of a real animal. The sirrush is displayed on the gate alongside other animals like a lion and a rimi (an extinct type of cattle). It is described as a dragon with scales, eagle-like hind legs and talons,...

Braque Saint-Germain
2013-06-11 14:43:05

The Braque Saint-Germain, also known as the St. Germain Pointing Dog, is a breed of domestic hunting dog that originated from France in 1830. The first members of this breed were developed at the royal kennels of Compiègne, using a mixture of Continental and English pointer breeds. The breed received its name from Saint Germain en Laye, where it first became popular and where it was a favorite show dog, despite its hunting background. The Braque Saint-Germain is a medium sized dog that...

2012-06-14 04:12:14

Symbol: ZYGOP2 Group: Fern Family: Grammitidaceae Distribution: ZygophlebiaBishop distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Division   Pteridophyta – Ferns Class   Filicopsida Order   Polypodiales Family   Grammitidaceae – Kihi Fern family Genus   Zygophlebia Bishop – octopus fern

2012-06-14 13:48:31

Symbol: PECRT2 Group: Dicot Family: Scrophulariaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PECRT3 Penstemon crandallii A. Nelson var. taosensis (D.D. Keck) Nisbet & R.C. Jacks.   PELIT2 Penstemon linarioides A. Gray ssp. taosensis D.D. Keck Distribution: PenstemoncrandalliiA. Nelson ssp.taosensis(D.D. Keck) Kartesz & Gandhi distribution:USA(NM) Classification:       Kingdom  ...

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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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