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Rex

1. a breed of cats derived from several mutants with a short, wavy or curly haircoat, including the whiskers. Many colors are recognized and there are several strains, each named after the origin of one of founding mutants, e.g. Cornish rex, Devon rex. The Cornish rex has curly hair, the Devon rex has wavy hair. The unusual coat has been linked with a specific genetic trait and virtually any variety of cat can be 'rexed'. Sometimes called 'Poodle cats'. The breed is affected by hereditary hypotrichosis. The Devon rex is affected by a hereditary myopathy.
2. a type of rabbit with short guard hairs in their coats which do not protrude above the level of their undercoat, producing a short, plush coat. As in cats, this characteristic can be produced in many different colored varieties or breeds. The Castor Rex was the original variety introduced into the United States. It was a chestnut-brown agouti color. Other varieties are 'rexed' versions of the normal breeds. Variation can also be found in the character of the coat. The rough-coated varieties are the Astrex, which have a wavy coat, and the Oppossum coat, which have curly guard hairs.
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He said Pakistan was required to completely switch over to the REX system by the end of Dec: 2017 and all exporters should get registered into REX to avoid problems in making exports to the EU countries from January 2018.
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rex underwent a change in feeding behaviour as it grew.
He knew about the Wongo film Rex made and had a few years earlier attempted to screen it at the club to celebrate 50 years since Rex got his Welsh cap.
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rex could have inherited its vision from predatory ancestors, says Jack Homer, curator of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Mont.
As far as his work with Rex, they won one gold medal, one silver and one bronze at the 2001 World Police and Fire Games in Indiana, and two bronze medals in the same competition in 2005 in Quebec, Canada.
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Rex, as most people around this coastal community know, is the Coos Bay Police Department's K9.
If you were to lake a Palm Pilot and shrink it down to the size of a credit card (or a PCMCIA Type II card), you may wind up with something very much like the REX PRO, an interesting personal data device that may prove invaluable to those who discover it.
Last year the debut of the credit card-size Rex 3 PC Companion was a hit, winning accolades from industry analysts and computer magazines.