stag's horn

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stag's horn

(ˈstæɡˌhɔːn) or

staghorn

n
1. (Art Terms) the antlers of a stag used as a material for carved implements
2. (Plants) a creeping variety of club moss, Lycopodium clavatum, growing on moors and mountains, having silvery hair points on its leaves
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He had had a strong impulse to rush up to Rogojin, and repeat his words of the morning "Whose eyes are they?" Instead he had fled from the station, and knew nothing more, until he found himself gazing into the window of a cutler's shop, and wondering if a knife with a staghorn handle would cost more than sixty copecks.
Pediatric staghorn calculi: the role of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy monotherapy with special reference to ureteral stenting.
In series 1 and 2, 40% of patients had staghorn calculi, and all patients had posterior calyx subcostal access.
The team analysed what happened at three sites during the 2010 event and found that in Indonesia, corals responded to higher sea temperatures in a typical way, with fast growing branching species - such as staghorn corals - suffering severe die-offs.
SCBI is joining with organizations to freeze sperm and embryonic cells from the Great Barrier Reef's staghorn coral, A.
Poison sumac bears drooping clusters of white berries, not the red wooly terminal clusters seen on the common staghorn sumac.
"During the harshest cold, we were diving on the reef, monitoring staghorn corals as part of our stimulus-funded research with the Nature Conservancy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the water was the coldest I've ever dove on the reef, 62 degrees on the bottom.
The species--about 10% of the 62 varieties capable of forming reefs in the region--include staghorn and elkhorn corals, which were once among the most prominent.
It took threatening to sue, but the Center for Biological Diversity finally prodded the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to add elkhorn and staghorn corals to the federal list of threatened species in June.
Dwivedi incubated staghorn coral (Acropora semoensis) and its symbiotic algae in aquarium water containing TBT concentrations from 5 to 100 nanograms per liter.
The vascular channels range from capillary-size to large patulous spaces that may have a ramifying "staghorn" or "antler-like" configuration.
The marsh is also home to several freshwater ponds, as well as staghorn sumac and black cherry trees, providing and important source of food for a wide variety of birds and mammals.