Dryas


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Noun1.Dryas - mountain avens
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
Dryas octopetala, mountain avens - creeping evergreen shrub with large white flowers; widely distributed in northern portions of Eurasia and North America
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Never again can I behold such men as Pirithous and Dryas shepherd of his people, or as Caeneus, Exadius, godlike Polyphemus, and Theseus son of Aegeus, peer of the immortals.
178-190) And there was the strife of the Lapith spearmen gathered round the prince Caeneus and Dryas and Peirithous, with Hopleus, Exadius, Phalereus, and Prolochus, Mopsus the son of Ampyce of Titaresia, a scion of Ares, and Theseus, the son of Aegeus, like unto the deathless gods.
1086/695704) from sediment that back up the impact-driven climate change, a cold period known as the Younger Dryas.
For decades, scientists speculated that a comet could have caused the drop in temperature that occurred during a period known as the Younger Dryas.
The required area support is published here and includes, among other things: annual collection of Primula farinosa, Liparis loeselii, Minois dryas, Botaurus stellaris, Crex crex, detection of developmental development and selected hydrological data on monitoring areas around Galenbeck Lake; Coordination with authorities and administrators, evaluation and assessment of the development of the area
even the son of Dryas, mighty Lycurgus, lived not long, seeing that he strove with heavenly gods--he that on a time drave down over the sacred mount of Nysa the nursing mothers of mad Dionysus; and they all let fall to the ground their wands, smitten with an ox-goad by man-slaying Lycurgus (Il.
The results of OSL dating of sand dunes indicate a period of older activity (~14-15 ka) and confirmation of previous work that documented activity during the Younger Dryas cold period (~13-11.
Younger Dryas "black mats" and the Rancholabrean termination in North America.
The study, of soil from Syria, is the latest to discredit the controversial theory that a cosmic impact triggered the Younger Dryas cold period.
The woody interval spans the Younger Dryas cooling event in the region (~11 000 to 10 000 yBP; Mayle and Cwynar 1995b) and although growth of ice masses is known to have occurred in some areas (Rampton, et al.
This includes most species of the genus Gracilinanus, which is currently divided into 6 valid taxon: aceramarcae (Tate, 1931), agilis (Burmeister, 1854), dryas (Thomas, 1898), emiliae (Thomas, 1909), marica (Thomas, 1898), and microtarsus (Wagner, 1842).