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  • n  northern African mongoose; in ancient times thought to devour crocodile eggs

  • The girls recovered on cerumen, chaffinch and ichneumon.
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  • George F. Will: Don't rescue Detroit from consequences of unchecked power
    Government employees' unions living parasitically on Detroit have been less aware than ichneumon larvae. About them, and...
    Aug. 1, 2013 - Deseret News
  • Will: Self-government collapsed in once-booming Detroit
    In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: "I had no intention to write atheistically" but "I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars."
    Aug. 1, 2013 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Detroit's death dealt by democracy - WILL
    DETROIT — In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: "I had no intention to write atheistically" but "I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars." What appalled him had fascinated entomologist William Kirby (1759-1850 ...
    Aug. 1, 2013 - The Oakland Press

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