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Agricultural Show
2013-08-21 06:49:05

An Agricultural Show is a public event and is synonymous with the term state and county fairs. Agricultural shows exhibit all things pertaining to agriculture including equipment, animals, sports, and recreation. Livestock entered into the show is judged for various merits with ribbons being awarded. Competitions are held as well as trading of equipment and breeding stock. Agricultural shows...

Southern Cricket Frog Acris gryllus
2013-07-26 13:49:45

The Southern Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus) is a small Hylid frog that is native to the Southeastern United States. It's very similar in appearance and habits to the Northern Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans, and was previously conspecific. The scientific name Acris is from the Greek word for locust, and the species name gryllus is Latin for cricket. The Southern Cricket Frog is approximately...

European Free-tailed Bat Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida
2013-06-18 12:46:10

The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis) is a species of free-tailed bat that is native to many areas in the Old World. It was reportedly seen in Korea in 1931, but no other reports have been recorded since that year. The body length of this species reaches between 3.3 inches and 3.7 inches, with a wing length of up to 2.5 inches. The European free-tailed bat...

Big-eared Woolly Bat Chrotopterus auritus
2012-07-17 11:09:49

The big-eared woolly bat (Chrotopterus auritus), also known as Peter’s woolly false vampire bat and the false woolly vampire bat, is the only member of its genus. It is native to South and Central America, with a range that includes southern Brazil, Paraguay, and southern Mexico to Argentina. It prefers a habitat within subtropical forests, roosting in hollow logs and caves. The big-eared...

Natterers Bat Myotis nattereri
2012-06-25 17:20:04

Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri) is a small bat that is native to Europe. Typically, this bat bears brown fur on the back, wing, and leg membranes, with the wings appearing to be lighter in color. The underbelly is white in color. Its name is derived from Johann Natterer, an Austrian naturalist. As is typical with bats, Natterer’s bat uses echolocation to navigate and find food. The...

2012-06-14 06:15:20

Symbol: ZOJA Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    I CAN    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL, IL, KY, LA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

2012-06-14 06:21:13

Symbol: ZOSTE Group: Monocot Family: Zosteraceae Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AK, CA, CT, DE, MA, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OR, RI, VA, WA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

2012-06-14 06:21:16

Symbol: ZOLA2 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Rosidae Order  ...

Ziziphus taylorii Britton MC Johnst Taylors jujube
2012-06-14 06:21:30

Symbol: ZITA Group: Dicot Family: Rhamnaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   SATA3 Sarcomphalus taylorii Britton Distribution: Ziziphustaylorii(Britton) M.C. Johnst. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-14 06:21:45

Symbol: ZIOBO Group: Dicot Family: Rhamnaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   COLY2 Condalia lycioides (A. Gray) Weberb.   COOB6 Condalia obtusifolia (Hook. ex Torr. & A. Gray) Weberb.   COLY3 Condaliopsis lycioides (A. Gray) Suess. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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