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2008-08-27 00:00:24

A rare Scottish moth, found only on two islands in the Hebrides, could fall victim to an invasive plant that is burying its habitat. Experts believe there may be only 400 slender Scotch burnets left in the British Isles, all of them living in six locations on Mull and Ulva, The Scotsman reports. The burnet lives on cliff edges in sheltered spots with its caterpillars feeding only on the birdsfoot trefoil. "Like many really rare species, it is incredibly fussy," said Tom Prescott, a...


Word of the Day
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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