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2013-08-07 10:15:23

Research shows it is easier for female ruffed lemurs to raise their young using a system of communal nesting and crèches Young Malagasy black-and-white ruffed lemurs are more likely to survive when they are raised in communal crèches or “nursery nests" in which their mothers share the draining responsibility of feeding and caring for their offspring. This is according to anthropological research on lemur infant care by Andrea Baden and colleagues...

2012-12-20 05:00:46

Going green with your dog is easier when there are eco-friendly products that you actually like and that are readily available. Ruff Again is a new earth friendly dog collar company offering trendy dog collars, leashes, and other products made from recycled material including bicycle inner tubes and seat belts. Boonsboro, Maryland (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 Ruff Again lives up to its motto of "Use your stuff again!" This little company with a big message located just a mile off of the...

2012-12-01 05:01:30

Ruff Again announces its release of a new eco-friendly dog travel bowl made from reclaimed nylon webbing that also encourages dog owners to recycle. Already offering recycled dog collars, recycled dog leashes, both made from reclaimed bicycle inner tubes and reclaimed seatbelts and nylon webbing, Ruff Again expands its line of durable and functional eco-friendly dog products. Boonsboro, MD (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 The small town green pet company near the Appalachian Trail, Ruff Again,...

2011-07-21 10:28:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McGuireWoods LLP announced today that Ellen Ruff, the former president of the office of nuclear development at Duke Energy, has joined the firm as a partner in Charlotte. Ruff will join the firm's expanding energy practice, where she will assist clients with business and strategic matters including issues relating to state and federal regulation. Since 2008, Ruff was responsible for Duke Energy's expansion of its nuclear...

2011-04-06 11:10:47

Sex or nice weather. That's the agonizing choice some birds face, according to a new University of Guelph study. A team led by Guelph researchers discovered that for some male birds traveling to areas with lighter rainfall comes at the cost of attracting a female when they return home. Alice Boyle, a former U of G post-doc, Prof. Ryan Norris and Prof. Chris Guglielmo, a biologist at the University of Western Ontario, examined the breeding behavior of the white-ruffed manakin. This small Costa...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Lee Logan, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 6--The lake's marinas were all open and reported normal holiday business. SKIATOOK -- High water thinned out the crowds at Skiatook Lake on Saturday, but some residents still came out with their boats, fishing poles and picnic baskets. Several area lakes had water levels higher than normal for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. According to Army Corps of Engineers figures, Skiatook Lake measured about 4 1/2 feet above average. Other lakes, such...

Latest Ruff Reference Libraries

2007-10-26 13:26:59

The Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), is a medium-sized wading bird. It is usually considered the only member of its genus Philomachus, but more recent research indicates that the Broad-billed and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper may belong there too. Their breeding habitat is bogs, marshes and wet meadows with short vegetation in northern Europe and Russia. The Ruff is migratory, wintering in southern and Western Europe, Africa and India. They are highly gregarious, with a wintering flock of 1 million birds...

2007-01-02 10:37:45

The red-shanked douc (Pygathrix nemaeus) is a species of Old World monkey and probably the most colorful of mammals. This colorful and attractive primate is sometimes called the "costumed ape" for its extravagant appearance. This colorful monkey looks like a little Buddha, wearing a gray shirt and black shorts. It has sports maroon-red stockings and white forearm length gloves. Its attire is finished with black hands and feet. A white ruff that is considerably fluffier in males frames the...

2005-06-02 09:46:57

The Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) is a medium-sized grouse with two distinct color phases, grey and red. In the grey phase, adults have a long square brownish tail with barring and a black band near the end. The head, neck and back are grey-brown; they have a light breast with barring. The ruffs are located on the sides of the neck. The female is smaller with less obvious ruffs and a shorter tail. Their breeding habitat can be found in forests across Canada and the northern United...

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  • 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.