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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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However, if den activity was considered a measure of den occupancy, which should be high when lemmings were abundant and if lemmings buffer bird nests against depredation, our fox den covariate would be predicted to be positively associated with nest success (Table 1).
Lemmings had whetted his appetite for artificial life and a city of people with artificial intelligence would be the next step.
In addition, frost-melt events in winter form ice layers in the snow layer or at the tundra's surface, which is why the lemmings are unable to find food like they used to.
As well as the lemmings protest - which the RSPCA said did raise some animal welfare concerns - union members handed out letters to shareholders as they arrived for the AGM in London, seeking their support for an agreement.
Lemmings for the PSP system revamps the well-revered and addictive puzzle game with never-before-seen levels, updated graphics, a new mix of music, and an extensive level editor that allows players to build unique, custom-created levels and share them online with others.
If 80 percent of Americans are willing to be led like lemmings into a war defined by the Bush administration, with information about military action doled out only if it's in their best interest, then the 20 percent of us who refuse to be lemmings had better make known to our representatives in Congress that we dissent.
It might have made lesser lemmings pause, reflect on the implications and formulate a considered response.
For three decades, Republicans marched like lemmings to Goldwater's credo, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.
Landry's attempts to "offer change, when all the other lemmings are running off the cliff" have earned him the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Community Service Award for being a vital force in American gay theater.
For a split second, he wrestled over what she should do: stop dead in the outside lane of a motorway, just around a bend, or follow the rest of the lemmings over the cliff.
A genuine explanation might involve the biological processes that cause lemmings to migrate in the first place, or a portrait of a serial rapist's psychological world and his underlying beliefs about women.
Lemmings go through dramatic population fluctuations, as many of us remember from filmed scenes in which hordes of lemmings ran off a cliff.