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des·man

 (dĕs′mən)
n. pl. des·mans
Either of two aquatic, insectivorous, molelike mammals, Desmana moschata of eastern Europe and western Asia or Galemys pyrenaicus of southwest Europe, having dense brownish fur, a long snout, and a flattened scaly tail.

[Short for Swedish desmanråtta, muskrat : desman, musk (from Middle Low German desem, from Medieval Latin bisamum, of Semitic origin; see bśm in Semitic roots) + råtta, rat.]

desman

(ˈdɛsmən)
n, pl -mans
(Animals) either of two molelike amphibious mammals Desmana moschata (Russian desman) or Galemys pyrenaicus (Pyrenean desman), having dense fur and webbed feet: family Talpidae, order Insectivora (insectivores)
[C18: from Swedish desmansråtta, from desman musk (of Germanic origin) + råtta rat]
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El diario recordaba que la negativa de los legisladores del PS a servir "los planes de la politica criolla" habia detenido en una ocasion previa la intervencion, y se felicitaba de que "el voto socialista pueda decidir la suerte de asuntos de importancia sometidos a la resolucion del parlamento", senalando que si eso ocurriera siempre, los intereses del pueblo estarian a salvo de cualquier desman legislativo.
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Chris Thomas, Professor of Conservation Biology, said the strategy is applicable across the world, and he suggests Britain as a potential haven for species such as the Iberian lynx, the Spanish Imperial Eagle, the Pyrenean Desman and the Provence Chalkhill Blue butterfly.
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