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n. pl. macrofauna or ma·cro·fau·nas
Macroscopic animals of soil or benthic sediments that are greater than about 1 or 2 millimeters in size, such as earthworms or polychaetes.

mac′ro·fau′nal adj.


(Biology) any animals visible to the naked eye
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Ole missus -- dat's Miss Watson -- she pecks on me all de time, en treats me pooty rough, but she awluz said she wouldn' sell me down to Orleans.
Ole Missus, de house of plum' jam full o' people, en dey's jes a-spi'lin' to see de gen'lemen
I see it upon your lips, governor, to ask after my missus, and I thank you for your condescending interest.
No; but the missus is," said Beaufort, nodding carelessly to the young man.
Well, good-bye, sir," said 'Erb, "and I 'ope we shall 'ave as nice a doctor next time the missus disgraces 'erself.
A BYSTANDER [on the lady's right] He won't get no cab not until half-past eleven, missus, when they come back after dropping their theatre fares.
Besides, deep down in their hearts there was a strange and peculiar attachment to "old Marster" and "old Missus," and to their children, which they found it hard to think of breaking off.
I warn you if bark again I shall go straight for master and missus and bring them home from the party, and then, oh, won't master whip you, just.
Yes, sir, every evening; she's my eldest, and three nods from her means that the missus is a little better.
E and the missus would be like two babes left out in a bundle.
Tell us quick--what did the Missus say to the Maid?
Only the captain and his missus are sleeping on board.