hellbender


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hellbender

(ˈhɛlbɛndɚ)
1. n. a drinking bout. (Use caution with hell. Hellbender is also the name of a large salamander.) Jed is off on another of his hellbenders.
2. n. a heavy drinker; a drunkard. (The bender refers to bending the elbow with a drink in hand. Use caution with hell.) Willy is a hellbender from way back.
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Because hellbenders breathe almost entirely through their skin, they are a living barometer of water quality, Williams said.
However, qualitatively, there appears to be some geographic variation in the reproductive health of hellbender populations; with some populations exhibiting apparently strong levels of recruitment (Nickerson et al.
The huts will also be used with captive-reared Hellbenders to investigate if there are benefits to a soft-release.
Why that particular boulder made appealing hellbender habitat is a mystery that Bodinof, a University of Missouri-Columbia graduate student, would like to solve.
Over 75 percent of hellbender deaths that occurred in the St.
These studies indicate that there has been an approximately 80 percent decline in the hellbender population, with a major shift in the age structure to one composed of larger, older animals.
That the hellbender resembles an enormous flattened tadpole with a bad case of bathtub wrinkles is no accident.
Mr Hurdle, who now runs IT businesses in Birmingham, said: "Vampire and Hellbender were designed for fast dashes of no more than a quarter of a mile.
The hellbender salamander's numbers continue to decline in Missouri.
It was written for the character to be a hellbender, but not the way Clint played it.
The glacier that feeds the Ganges River was in danger of melting by the end of the century, and the population of hellbender salamanders was on the decline.
Animals: AARDVARK, ALPACA, AMADAVAT or AVADAVAT (Indian song bird), BLACK MAMBA (snake), CARACAL (lynx), CARACARA (vulture-like bird), MATAMATA (a turtle), HELLBENDER (salamander), LEVERET (young hare), TREECREEPER (bird), TREE SHREW, INDRIS (a lemurine animal), SISKIN (bird), KOODOO or COODOO (antelope), MOORCOCK (bird), POTOROO (kangaroo-rat), WOODCOCK (bird), CUSCUS (a marsupial)
The fast craft - Manta hovercraft, Scorpion buggy and Hellbender truck are lots of fun to drive.
Living relatives include the Asian giant salamander, which can grow as big as a small human adult, and the smaller hellbender of North America, says Neil H.
But, like all salamanders, the hellbender takes oxygen in through its skin.