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2007-03-14 09:00:41

By Humphreys, William F; Hose, Grant C People are increasingly reliant on aquifers for water but the nature, extent and distribution of hyporheic and groundwater ecosystems is widely overlooked (Boulton 2001; Humphreys 2006). Aquifers contain a significant component of total biodiversity (Gibert et al 1994; Marmonier et al. 1994; Rouch and Danielopol 1997; Culver and Sket 1999; Danielopol et al. 2002) and play an important role in maintaining water quality (Danielopol et al. 2003). However,...


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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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