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TOAD

Tuberculous old alcoholic derelict Medtalk A deprecative acronym for an archetypal Pt seen in inner-city hospital wards. Cf Gomer.

toad

see bufo.
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Other theories on the tweet thread included toad fly infestation and predators chewing on the toad while it hibernated but not finishing the job.
Look out for the second adventure in the series, Toad Hall in Lockdown.
The trio teamed up with Mr T and Mrs Badger to win back Toad Hall from the weasels - and now Toad is renovating his home with the help of a band of dubious squirrels.
The Tonopah Basin in the central Nevada desert is home to the Railroad Valley toad, while the Hot Creek toad calls the Hot Creek Mountain Range 35 miles away its home.
Another toad species (Anaxyrus americanus) preys upon bombardier beetles (Carabidae) despite the potent chemical defenses of those beetles.
Frogs, toads, and most salamanders hatch in water from soft eggs covered in a clear jelly.
To better understand the relation between Chang E and the toad, it is necessary to trace the myth from its original source in the Lingxian, which was written by the ancient Chinese astronomer Zhang Heng (78-139 CE) of the Eastern Han dynasty:
A complementary offering to Oracle s enterprise tools, Toad is the foundation of Dell Software s database development and administration product family.
On arrival, toads could be heard croaking in the wadi from a distance of at least 150 m.
The Amargosa toad was first petitioned for listing under the Endangered Species Act in 1994 due to threats which included invasive species, habitat loss, vegetation encroachment and ground water pumping.
There would also be no point in one toad sitting in one pond on its own, so mass migrations make sense from a breeding point of view.
However help is now at hand, thanks to Denbighshire council and national wildlife charity Froglife, who are calling for more people to take part in patrols to save the common toad.