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spahy nee

  • a  having spines
  • s  having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

  • The largely flat, scrub-covered piece of real estate, with its occasional groves of cottonwoods, spiny mesquite and clumps of sacaton grass and desert broom, seems to offer few .
  • To shield itself from patrolling immune cells, the cancer cell sprouts spiny armor like a sea urchin's.
  • Usually, they would venture inside a cinderblock wall where the spiny desert scrub had been smoothed over in preparation for a housing development that never materialized.
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  • News Summary: Making 'trash fish' tasty
    TASTY TRASH: Dining on "trash fish" like the spiny, venomous scorpion fish is catching on with chefs around the country searching for fresh ways to fill their menus with sustainable — and delicious ...
    June 14, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Tiny, transparent lobsters stick close to home
    Studying the life cycles of spiny lobsters is crucial since they boost the Caribbean economy by bringing in $1 billion a year
    June 14, 2013 - CBS News
  • 'Tailing' spiny lobster larvae to protect them
    In a new study of spiny lobsters scientists studied the larval dispersal of this species in the Caribbean. The goal of the study was to describe the sources, sinks, and routes connecting the Caribbean spiny lobster metapopulation. The results led the team to propose marine resource management strategies that incorporate larval connectivity and "larval lobster credits" to sustain and rebuild ...
    June 13, 2013 - Science Daily

  • Chris Sanders in USA Today
    He's the Ferrari of dragons,Sanders says. "Very, very fast. A lot of dragons have giant scales and are spiny. He has the clean, sleek look of a panther."
  • Glenn Beck in ABC News
    Glen Beck said, "This bill is still jammed down the throats of America, just enough spiny, dirty weasels went along with it."
  • Theodor Adorno in New Yorker
    In 1937, Theodor W. Adorno wrote an essay entitled "Late Style in Beethoven," in which he hazarded the idea that late works are "furrowed, even ravaged. Devoid of sweetness, bitter and spiny, they do not surrender themselves to mere...

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