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scat

(skæt)
1. n. nonsense syllables sung to music. (Refers to a [primarily black] jazz practice in the jazz era.) She used to do scat but moved on to blues.
2. exclam. Go away! (Usually Scat! Often said to a cat to get it to go away.) Get out! Scat! Beat it, cat!
3. in. to leave. You guys scat now. I have to go to work.
4. n. heroin. (see also shit.) Bart is trying to sell scat in the neighborhood again.
5. n. inferior whiskey. You got anything better than that scat, bartender?
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Diameter and pH comparisons of coyote and red fox scats.
Number of samples taken was dependent upon the size of each scat pile--small piles were sampled once, medium piles twice, and large piles three times.
Scats that contained more than one species from a particular group were scored as containing only a single occurrence of that group.
Bowyer and others (1983) showed similar results with raccoon making up less than 2% of total items found in coyote scats in a state park in California.
By analyzing the prey content of scats from undisturbed habitats, we can determine the preferred prey of carnivores.
This will be the largest deployment of SCATS in the Northeast," explained Bob Ball, TransCore's managing director for the Northeast.
Project Officer, Elise Dewar, said that the Predator Scat Survey would involve up to 300 sites across eastern Tasmania.
We detected no statistically significant correlation between number of scats and lagomorphs or between number of scats and small mammals within any stratum during any sampling period.
The scat was sent to The Vincent Wildlife Trust as part of its research project Prospects for Pine Martens.
Marine mammal scientists, on the other hand, have relied upon the identification of otoliths recovered from scats to identify the prey of pinnipeds (Brown and Mate, 1983; Beach et al.
SCATS (Sydney |Australia~ Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System) and the Autoscope video image processing system comprise the ATMS component.
Tim Fischer, TransCore's vice president for the southeast region, added, "What makes the SCATS adaptive system appealing is that each corridor can be configured differently versus using the traditional time-based, or actuated signal controls.
We collected scats along roads and trails, and at den and rendezvous sites.
Abstract--Examination of hard parts recovered from scats (feces) is currently the most common method for determining the diet of pinnipeds.
The adaptive traffic control system known as SCATS (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System), operates in real-time to adjust signal timing in response to changes in traffic demand and system capacity, and provides immediate and historical traffic information.