hellbender


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hellbender

1. A very large aquatic salamander found in the US. Molly started screaming when she spotted a hellbender in the water.
2. slang An outing or period of time during which one consumes large quantities of alcohol. A: "And how are you feeling this morning?" B: "Awful. Oh man, I haven't had a hellbender like that since college!"

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.
Population status of the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) in Indiana.
The huts will also be used with captive-reared Hellbenders to investigate if there are benefits to a soft-release.
Hellbender arrived at Harris's yard only last week and to say the victory caught him by surprise was an understatement.
Why that particular boulder made appealing hellbender habitat is a mystery that Bodinof, a University of Missouri-Columbia graduate student, would like to solve.
The story of the Ozark hellbender's decline is an all too familiar one--increased siltation, water quality degradation, and increased impoundments.
Over the last 30 years, biologists have collected extensive data on the Missouri populations of both the eastern and Ozark hellbenders. 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.
Amateur driver Mark Woodley died when Hellbender, Vampire's "twin", left the track at just under 300mph and hit a lamp standard.
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)
However, the vehicles are the big thing, but they don't overwhelm the war zones.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.