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2015-03-03 08:41:01

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Kingston, President of the McGraw Hill Financial Institute, will be testifying before the U.S.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTCQB: CBIS), a U.S.

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WASHINGTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "The best weapon any diagnosed victim of a rare cancer can have is knowledge, which is why we wanted to share

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KC licensed sales' agent seeks to train American Veterans about obtaining additional medical benefits through Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans. KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 3, 2015

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- Youth Sports Franchise Positions Brand for Future Expansion - TAMPA, Fla., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- i9 Sports,

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Society Experts to Confirm Existing and Future Pediatric Content in Lippincott Advisor and Lippincott Procedures PHILADELPHIA, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

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The United States Accounts for Over a Third of Global Advertising BOSTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The global advertising market surpassed a half-trillion USD in 2014 totaling $525

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Enhanced Selfies and Group Shot Photography Made Possible LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HISY is expanding distribution of their wireless camera remote to retailers


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American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and Britain. For many years these sheep roamed free and were able to adapt to the conditions in the area...

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.