from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In organ-building, an unusually shrill mixturestop.


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  • The snails with banded shells may be one of the 2 Cepaea species present in Great Britahn, perhaps C. hortensis; whereas the tall-shelled snail climbing up the log looks like either Cochlicella acuta or C. barbara.

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  • These include the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and wild ducks such as Anas discors, Anas cyanoptera, Anas acuta, Anas clypeata and Anas americana.

    Sinú Valley dry forests

  • Very rich in bird species, and the most important winter habitat for waterfowl and birds of prey such as Anas discors, A. cyanoptera, A. acuta, A. clypeata and A. americana, and the osprey Pandion haliaethus.

    Magdalena-Urabá moist forests

  • Pintail (Anas acuta) and mallard ducks (A. platyrhynchos), both mainland species, and white-fronted goose or "yellow legs" (Anser albifrons) and tundra swans (Cygnus columbianus), both historically rare on Banks Island, have been observed in increasingly larger numbers.

    Climate change impacts on Canadian Western Arctic~ the Inuvialuit of Sachs Harbour

  • In more western regions, there have been more frequent sightings of "mainland ducks" such as pintail ducks (Anas acuta) and mallard (A. platyrhynchos [9]).

    Recent and projected changes in arctic species distributions and potential ranges

  • Characteristic species include Machilus thunbergii, Cyclobalanopsis acuta, Castanopsis cuspidata ssp. sieboldii, Camellia japonica.

    Southern Korea evergreen forests

  • Members of the oak family Quercus myrsinaefolia, Cyclobalanopsis acuta, and Castanopsis cuspidata also occur here, as do members of the tea family, such as Camellia japonica.

    Southern Korea evergreen forests

  • Other wintering wetland birds include the threatened marbled teal Marmoronetta angustirostris, ferruginous duck Aythya nyroca, and corncrake, Crex crex; also high numbers of green-winged teal Anas crecca, northern pintail Anas acuta, northern shoveler Anas clypeata and black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • In the Hadejia-Nguru wetlands the most common waterbirds are white-faced whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata), garganey (Anas querquedula), northern pintail (Anas acuta), and ruff (Philomachus pugnax).

    Lake Chad flooded savanna

  • For the savannas, Huber & Alarcon list Vernonia aristeguietae, Bourreria aristeguietana, Stilpnopappus pittieri, S. apurensis, Hymenocallis venezuelensis, Eriocaulon rubescens, Limnosipanea ternifolia; for the gallery forests, Gustavia acuta.



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