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2015-03-04 23:04:34

According to a new report by iData Research, new technology and incisionless procedures that fill the treatment gap between drugs and invasive surgery are gaining interest for GERD sufferers.

2015-03-04 23:04:14

SIGVARIS in the United States is excited to announce that the MIDTOWN MICROFIBER compression collection for men is now available in three additional sizes. PEACHTREE

2015-03-04 23:03:40

Nimbus precision and analytical balances will be on display at Adam Equipment’s booth #852 during exhibition in Chicago Danbury, Conn.

2015-03-04 23:03:35

RapidiOnline, a Danish Data Integration Company, Brings Suite of SaaS Enterprise ERP-CRM Integration Applications

2015-03-04 23:03:26

Driven by increasing regulatory burdens and an ongoing commitment to improve efficiency and safety in refrigeration technology, low charge systems are presented as the future of the

2015-03-04 23:00:28

There has been an explosion of new and revamped regulations for medical devices in China. John Balzano, a foremost authority on U.S.

2015-03-04 20:20:27

UPLAND, Calif., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2015-03-04 16:32:26

AUSTIN, Texas, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Average rates on new card offers held steady Wednesday at 14.87 percent, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report.

2015-03-04 16:25:16

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama will address city leaders at the National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference Monday,

2015-03-04 16:24:52

The much anticipated film project documenting the life and legacy of Civil Rights icon, United States Congressman John Lewis, is a profile in courage of a gentleman Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.


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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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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'.