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porcupine

two families of rodents, the New World (Erethizontidae) and Old World (Hystricidae) porcupines have long, erectile spines or quills. All are nocturnal, some are arboreal, some live in burrows. The quills are a cause of major injury to individual dogs that attack the animals. Called also Hystrix cristata (common porcupine), Erythizon dorsatum (Canadian porcupine).

porcupine fish
members of the family Diodontidae, the flesh of which is poisonous, causing hypotension, hypothermia, emesis and paralysis.
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These sharp dressed mammals are covered with soft hair as well as quills, which are really modified hairs that stand up when a porcupine feels threatened.
In the morning I take the trapped porcupine back home and feed it until it's ready for slaughter.
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But don't pity the porcupine or the skunk because they can't do any of these things very well.
At the time, Clarkson explains, porcupines were rampant in the area, and the state paid a 50-cent bounty for each porcupine killed, payable through the town clerk's office, which was also where you got your wedding license.
So it is, that the quills of the porcupine have come to carry the same spiritual significance as the porcupine himself, protective shamanistic qualities that ward off harm, similar to the magical power of a tortoise shell.
The Porcupine is about the fictitious show trial of a former Balkan dictator of many years, a trial which takes place just after the recent break-up of the Soviet Union.
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When Brenda Hagerty started getting requests for Porcupine Canvas products from miners working across the country, she knew the company was meeting a need, but how to increase distribution remained a conundrum.
BULL terrier Sasha quill think twice about taking on a porcupine after coming out decidedly second best in a battle with one of the rodents in Kings Heath.