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champ

Definition: (verb) To bite or chew upon noisily.
Synonyms:chomp
Usage:When my dog gets a bone, he just sits there all night happily champing on it. Discuss. Play

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Comparative Adjectives

Comparative adjectives are adjectives that compare differences between the attributes of two nouns. We form comparative adjectives either by adding "-er" to the end of the adjective, or by adding what word before the adjective? More... Discuss

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Bird Banding

Bird banding is the practice of attaching small, individually numbered tags to the legs or wings of wild birds so that they may be identified and studied in the future. Information gleaned from banding includes data about migration, longevity, mortality, population, territoriality, and other aspects of avian life. The practice of marking birds dates back to the 3rd century BCE, but doing so for scientific purposes only began in 1899. What surprising facts have been learned through banding? More... Discuss

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René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Murdered by His Own Men (1687)

La Salle was a celebrated French explorer of North America. He began exploring the Great Lakes in 1679, setting up forts in the region and organizing a federation of native American tribes to fight the Iroquois. Given power to colonize the region between Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico, he set sail in 1684 for the mouth of the Mississippi River, which he was ultimately unable to locate. Beset by losses of men and ships, La Salle was killed by mutineers after having mistakenly landed where? More... Discuss

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Wyatt Earp (1848)

Earp was an American frontiersman. In the 1870s, he worked as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881, he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. His brother Virgil became town marshal, and his other brothers bought real estate and businesses. A feud with the Clanton gang ended in a shootout at the O.K. Corral, where what happened? More... Discuss

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I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

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How are independent clauses joined with coordinating conjunctions?






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n. hormone secreted by the pineal gland
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San José Day Festival

The San José Day Festival at Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, used to take place only on St. Joseph's Day, March 19. Today it is also celebrated on September 19, when freshly harvested crops can be sold and festivities enjoyed in the summer weather. The fiesta's events reflect both traditional Laguna events and the Roman Catholic influence common to the pueblos. There are Catholic masses and processions honoring St. Joseph as well as traditional Laguna dancing. Attendees, including other native peoples, can also enjoy a carnival with rides, numerous food stands, and sporting events. More... Discuss

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two a penny

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