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squirrel

small, arboreal, mostly herbivorous rodents varying in color from gray to shiny black, red and cream, and in size from mouse to large cat. Some are insectivorous, and many are terrestrial, e.g. the chipmunks. Some glide although they are called flying squirrels. Most squirrels are diurnal but the flying genera are nocturnal. They are all members of the family Sciuridae, which includes a very large number of species, and are distinguished by their fine, dense fur and their bushy, plume-like tails and ears that are often surmounted by tufts of hair.

squirrel corn
dicentracanadensis.
squirrel fibroma
a poxvirus disease caused by a member of the genus Leporipoxvirus in which there are typical subcutaneous fibroma lesions. The virus isolated from the lesions has been used to produce fibroma lesions in rabbits.
fox squirrel
this species has a characteristic of inherited porphyria manifested by fluorescence of bones and teeth when viewed under ultraviolet light, and a pink coloration of these and other tissues. There is no photosensitization. Called also Sciurus spp.
squirrel monkey
a dramatically colored, e.g. yellow-green with red lower limbs, squirrel-sized, carnivorous monkey distinguished by its large brain. Called also Saimiri sciureus.
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33) Like Drey, Newman thinks that the established doctrinal tradition provides an authoritative heuristic for development.
Dan (sweating, with a look of panic on his face) doesn't reply, and when the door slowly opens, Drey is standing there.
There are times when I feel as though other employees or managers think that I do not completely understand what is happening, because I don't have the years of experience that they possess," Drey said.
responsibility for the overthrow of Allende's government in Chile, and Drey's overworked mother (Karen Chilton) is shown as still able to make her daughter smile; she would be quite upset if she knew that Drey is briefly used to collect payments for dealer Frank.
Studio founder Peter Drey, who has 30 years of design experience, will lead the Urban Design Studio located in downtown Atlanta.
Drey is also on the staff of the Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy (CRHRP) at the University of California, San Franciscoa pro-abortion propaganda and training center.
Claim The claim was made in August 2001 by the children and grandchildren of five former Jewish shareholders in the Drey gallery.
Leo Drey, the craggy-faced proprietor of Pioneer Forest and the largest private landowner in Missouri, sits at his desk and tries not to look like the millionaire that he is.
20pm, Film4 A troubled student, Drey (Shareeka Epps), makes a shock discovery about her teacher's (Ryan Gosling) secret, drug-abusing ways, which causes a bond to form between the two that could be a catalyst for hope or end disastrously for everyone involved.
This may be due to whatever he was suffering from to have fallen from a drey, but he will be examined by a veterinary scientist to find out the cause, as of course this helps us for future rescue cases.
Colchester hit back with Freddie Sears's equaliser on the cusp of half-time but Tranmere responded well after the interval, even though they were indebted to a fantastic goal-line clearance from Matthew Pennington from Drey Wright's 20-yard drive.
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