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echidna

any of the spine-covered MONOTREME mammals of the family Tachyglossidae, found in Australia and New Guinea. They have a long snout and claws for digging out ants.

echidna

an Australian terrestrial anteater; a burrower with a long snout and tongue. A monotreme. Called also spiny anteater, Tachyglossus and Zaglossus spp. Includes long-nosed echidna (Zaglossus bruijni), short-nosed echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus).
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The 590A1 is available with Parkerized, Kryptek Typhon Camo and Marinecote finishes, while the 590 is available in Matte Blue only.
Le typhon a touche terre dimanche sur la cote orientale de Luzon, la principale ile de l'archipel, accompagne de vents soufflant en rafales de 210 km/h.
The Weatherby Vanguard line just keeps chugging along, and the WBY-X program features three Series 2 rifles in the Kryptek Highlander and Typhon patterns.
The assistance brings to 43 million dollars Norway's aid to the country since Typhon Haiyan hit on November 8 with record winds of more than 300 kilometres per hour, leaving 6,190 people dead, 1,785 missing and over 4 million displaced.
L'annee en cours, sans etre l'annee la plus chaude, a ete marquee par des phenomenes extremes, selon l'institution specialisee des Nations unies, qui cite le typhon Haiyan et la montee du niveau des mers constatee en mars.
that one private company, Typhon, will offer the services of three large
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Le sud du pays a quant a lui ete frappe cette semaine par le passage d'un typhon accompagnes de vents violents et de pluies torrentielles, qui ont fait au moins dix morts, selon un bilan officiel publie samedi.
Velikovsky believed that Tiamat was the same as the Greek Typhon (derived from this may be the word "typhoon," the strongest wind on Earth), in view of the fact that the celestial battle between Marduk and Tiamat is quite similar to that between Zeus and Typhon; the latter at one point is relevantly described as "twin[ing] about [Zeus] and grip[ping] [Zeus] in his coils.
Typhon Bopha (Philippine codename "Pablo") hit the country on December 4, 2012.
Joining James Bast in the ranks of absentee fathers are Monty Montcrieff, the head of Typhon International, and the young J R Vansant's unnamed father.