lemming


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lemming

small, nocturnal rodent that conducts mass migrations every few years. Called also Lemmus lemmus.

lemming fever
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Mr George pointed out Mr McKay had said at the briefing those entering through Gate C would see the tunnel to the Leppings Lane terrace "directly facing them", and asked if it was appropriate to describe the fans as lemmings for heading down there as a result.
Those dominant birds are obviously perfectly content to stay up north now and monopolize the lemming supply.
Both study areas supported cyclic populations of collared lemming (Dicrostonyx groen-landicus) and brown lemming (Lemmus trimucronatu,.
Invasion of the meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) in southeastern Kentucky and its possible impact on the southern bog lemming (Synaptomys cooperi).
Esta creencia surgio del libro Children's Enciclopaedia (1908), de Arthur Mee, y se volvio parte del imaginario colectivo gracias al laureado <<documental>> de Walt Disney, White Wilderness (1958), en el que se filmo la supuesta migracion de los lemmings en Alberta, Canada, cuando en esta zona no existe salida al mar ni habitan lemmings.
In their report, Gilg, Sittler, and Hanski present a number of scenarios showing how temperature and snowfall changes will affect lemming behavior.
With mathematical models, the researchers showed that the drastic change in the population dynamics of collared lemmings is explained by the fact that snow melts sooner than before.
Put together the answers Lemming, Tons, Dull, and Knightly - could be read as Leamington's Dull Nightly.
After all, how much would anybody really care about only one lemming diving off a cliff?
At times I feel like the only sensible lemming on the cliff, saying 'this is stupid why are we doing this, why are we going to dive off the cliff?
LEMMING MOON made it five wins from his last eight starts when getting first run on his rivals to take the pounds 500 final of the Shenrick Girl Memorial Puppy Trophy over 480m at Coventry on Sunday.
Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said Clausen is the most highly touted QB he has seen in his 27 years in the business, at least publicity-wise.