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2013-08-08 23:02:08

New Director joins the team of Florida’s only IACC, Silver LEED Certified and PURE Allergy Friendly Meetings and Weddings Venue in West Palm Beach. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Palm Beach Gardens welcomes Lisa Namour to spearhead and lead their Sales & Marketing efforts for special events and meetings at this iconic Palm Beach hotel. “We are thrilled to welcome Lisa to the team,” said hotel General...

2013-08-07 23:01:26

The Summer Student program is a longstanding tradition at the Miami VA and this year two of the students went above and beyond, working on their own time and collecting a donation of $1,526 by hosting car washes and fund raising events at local businesses. MIAMI (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 The Miami VA Healthcare System will be honoring the 75 high school students who spent their summer serving South Florida Veterans Aug. 8 at 9:30 a.m. The Summer Student program is a longstanding tradition...

2013-08-01 23:17:09

The Southernmost Hotel Collection is running a hip version of a back to school special for September and early October. For those parents dropping their kids at college this August or couples who need a getaway after the long, busy summer, the Southernmost Back to School special allows you the chance to earn your own diplomas and have fun at the Southernmost schools. Key West, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 The Southernmost Back to School package includes 20% off the “tuition” (room rate)...

2013-07-23 23:31:09

FastCare, emergency walk-in clinics provider of South Florida, announces opening of new location in Miami Beach. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Convenience is essential when it comes to quality health care in an emergency. There is no telling when medical issues are going to occur, and so there is no substitute for the reassurance that people feel in knowing that there is an emergency walk-in clinic nearby for when accidents happen, or for when family members fall sick. These days, it is...

2013-07-19 23:03:42

Mondo, a leading technology resources provider, today announced the opening of an office in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to meeting the growing demand for its services in the South Florida market. Ft. Lauderdale, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Mondo (http://www.mondo.com), a leading technology resources provider, today announced the opening of an office in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to meet the growing demand for its services in the South Florida market. The office is located at 101 NE Third Ave, in Fort...

Latest Tropics Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

Tropic of Capricorn
2013-02-21 13:31:57

The Tropic of Capricorn, alternately called the Southern Tropic, is a marker of the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun at its maximum degree. It is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It presently lies 23 degrees 26’ 16’’ south of the Equator. Currently, the Tropic of Capricorn is drifting towards the north at...

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'