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Green Swordtail
2009-01-17 21:00:25

The Green Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii) is a species of freshwater fish native to an area of North and Central America stretching from Veracruz, Mexico, to northwestern Honduras. It has been introduced to a number of countries and has become a nuisance pest. It has caused ecological damage because of its ability to rapidly reproduce in high numbers. Feral populations have established...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'