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(oh,) snap

1. An exclamation of shock, surprise, or disbelief when someone says or does something remarkably or controversially incisive, especially an insult or retort. A: "The boss said my work had been getting too sloppy to keep me on the team, so I told her, 'At least my company isn't on the brink of bankruptcy!'" B: "Oh, snap! I can't believe you said that!" A: "I don't know why John is giving you dating advice—he couldn't get a date if he was the last guy on the planet." B: "Hahaha, snap!"
2. An exclamation of dismay or vexation, especially upon remembering or realizing something unfortunate or undesirable. A: "How's studying going for your exam?" B: "Oh, snap! I forgot that was this week—I'd better hit the books!" A: "Remember that I've got work on Saturday, so I need you home to look after your little sister." B: "Snap, that's this Saturday? But I was going to go to Jeff's house for a party!"
3. An exclamation of joy or excitement when something very good or fortunate happens. Just found out I aced my exam—snap! Oh, snap—we're going to states!
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1. verb To go crazy. One day, she just snapped and started threatening people in the office.
2. noun Something that is very easy or effortless to do. A song like this will be a snap once you get more comfortable with playing the guitar.
3. A snapshot photograph. Oh, those snaps won't work—they're too dark.

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1. n. a snapshot. I got some good snaps of the fish you caught.
2. in. to go crazy. His mind snapped, and he’s never been right since.
3. and a snap n. an easy thing to do. (Always with a in this sense.) Nothing to it. It’s a snap.


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Eastern snapping turtle trap locations from drainages with alligator snapping turtles differed from those without alligator snapping turtles along both function one (L = 0.135, df = 12, P < 0.001) and function two (L = 0.493, df = 5, P = 0.009; Fig.
At a watershed scale, the number of alligator snapping turtles and eastern snapping turtles captured was not independent of which river system was surveyed ([chi square] = 47.97, DF = 5, P < 0.001), and only one or the other species predominated within each watershed (Table 2).
The results of this study demonstrate that within their range in southeastern Missouri, alligator snapping turtles and eastern snapping turtles use different microhabitats.
Santhuff (1993) obtained results similar to our study, in that he did not trap both species of snapping turtles in the same locations, and he did not believe that the two species occurred syntopically.
In a study in eastern Texas, alligator snapping turtles also used sites with greater depths associated with lotic habitats, whereas eastern snapping turtles were captured at more lentic sites with greater amounts of emergent vegetation (Riedle, 2010).
The reasons for spatial partitioning in the alligator snapping turtle and eastern snapping turtle may have more than one cause.
Our results showed that eastern snapping turtles were predominantly trapped in locations where no alligator snapping turtles were encountered (20 allopatric eastern snapping turtles, 7 sympatric eastern snapping turtles).
Many a farm family has been treated to the delicacy of turtle soup through a chance encounter with a common snapping turtle.
The common snapping turtle has been around for millions of years, and while it is not currently in any danger of extinction, that may not always be the case.
The snapper claw angle [Gamma] between the snapper claw long axis and the longitudinal body axis in the snapping animal (negative when crossing the animal's midline; [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1B OMITTED]).
Our experiments with Alpheus heterochaelis were designed to compare the interactions of an intact snapping shrimp and an intact conspecific (experimental series I) with the interactions of a snapping shrimp having an occlusion of the setae on its snapper claw and an intact conspecific (experimental series II).
General characteristics and behavior before snapping
In interaction experiments with two intact snapping shrimp, the mean body size of the snapping animal ([Mathematical Expression Omitted], n = 218) and the receiving animal ([Mathematical Expression Omitted], n = 218) did not differ significantly, which is also true for the body size of the snapper ([Mathematical Expression Omitted], n = 108) and the receiver ([Mathematical Expression Omitted], n = 108) in experiments with one mechano-sensorily deprived shrimp.
To obtain information about the stimuli that elicit snapping, we analyzed the tactile interactions between the opponents before snapping occurred and measured the interval between the last contact and the snap, that is, the moment when the cocked snapper claw closed rapidly.
The cocking duration of the snapper claw before snapping (see Materials and Methods) is 513 [+ or -] 172 ms ([Mathematical Expression Omitted], n = 193) in agonistic encounters of intact shrimp and does not differ significantly (Mann-Whitney U test: P [greater than] 0.1) from the cocking duration of deprived snappers ([Mathematical Expression Omitted], n = 37).