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Spectral Tarsier
2006-12-27 15:48:20

The spectral tarsier (Tarsius tarsier) is less adapted than the Philippine Tarsier or Horsfield's Tarsier. It lacks adhesive toes. It is the type species for the Tarsius genus. It is found in Indonesia, primarily in the lowlands of Sulawesi and on Selayar Island. The Spectral Tarsier has the largest eye to body size ratio of all of the mammals.

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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