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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We identified five peak lemming population years (1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003) and four lemming trough years, 1 year following a peak (1993, 1996, 1999, 2002) between 1993 and 2004.
It might have made lesser lemmings pause, reflect on the implications and formulate a considered response.
Habitat selection in the southern bog lemming, Synaptomys cooperi, and the meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus, in Virginia.
The drama escalates when a relief pitcher called up from minors is an instant success - and instant nemesis to Lemming.
Quivers Punch stayed on well at the finish, but Lemming Moon had enough in hand to score by a length in 29.
In one, a lemming increase brings more predators, which then nearly wipe out the lemmings.
It begins with Darren Lemming (played with intellect over swagger by Terrell Tilford) making what he considers a matter-of-fact announcement to the press about his sexual preferences.
The lemming mentality and sheep-like behaviour occur where you feel that if people are queuing up, they must know something you don't.
20 quarterback prospect in the nation, according to ESPN's Tom Lemming.
Darren Lemming, a top-notch baseball player, with the laid-back Daniel Sunjata in the role, decides to come out, hoping it will take the pressure off him.
A certain station advertises itself as ``radio on the right,'' which is somewhat akin to a lemming announcing that it is a lemming.
Mega has teamed up with games company Take 2 to dish out 10 copies of Lemming Revolution for the PC.