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Water Opossum Yapok
2007-12-18 14:56:27

The Water Opossum (Chironectes minimus), also locally known as the Yapok, is a marsupial of the family Didelphidae. This creature is found in the freshwater streams and lakes in Mexico, Central and South America to Argentina, and is the only living aquatic marsupial. It spends its days in bank-side burrows and emerges after dark to swim and search for fish, crustaceans and other aquatic...

Virginia Opossum
2006-12-12 12:30:18

The Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial found in North America. A solitary and nocturnal animal about the size of a domestic cat, it is a successful opportunist and is found throughout North America from coast to coast (introduced to California in 1910). It ranges from Central America and Mexico to southern Canada, and seems to be still expanding its range northward. It is often seen near...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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