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n.1.(Far.) A white mark on the foot of a horse, between the fetlock and the coffin.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Fat black ash by the altar-stone, Here is the white-foot rain, And the does bring forth in the fields unsown, And none shall affright them again; And the blind walls crumble, unknown, o'erthrown And none shall inhabit again!
It was not a grove with measured grass or rolled gravel for you to tread upon, but with narrow, hollow- shaped, earthy paths, edged with faint dashes of delicate moss-- paths which look as if they were made by the free will of the trees and underwood, moving reverently aside to look at the tall queen of the white-footed nymphs.
The scientists dedicated four years to decoding the genetic makeup of the white-footed mouse Peromyscus leucopus, which harbors the Lyme disease-causing bacteria.
Urban white-footed mice found in places like the New York Botanical Garden or Central Park also exhibit genetic changes for digesting fats and carbohydrates, compared to their rural counterparts.
In an attempt to move away from just ridding areas of deer to prevent tick-borne illnesses, Connecticut entomologists now plan to target the start and vaccinate the white-footed mice that are major carries of the Lyme bacteria and popular tick targets.
Before long, dozens of White-footed ants Technomyrmex albipes arrived (Figs.
The spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi is the primary cause of Lyme disease in North America; it is carried by hard-bodied ticks that then feed on smaller mammals such as white-footed mice and larger animals such as white-tailed deer.
The spirochete borrelia burgdorferi is the primary cause of Lyme disease in North America; it is carried by hard-bodied ticks that then feed on smaller mammals, such as white-footed mice, and larger animals, such as white-tailed deer.
The white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) is a forest habitat generalist that occurs in abundance within fragmented woodlots (forest patches) throughout the eastern United States (Nupp and Swihart, 1996; Wilder and Meikle, 2005a).
The team has been studying two similar species -the deer mouse and the white-footed mouse - for a decade at McGill University's Gault Nature Reserve in MontAaAaAeA@rAaAaAeA@gie, Can
Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a life-threatening infection that can be transmitted by deer mice, white-footed mice, cotton rats and rice rats have been confirmed in the majority of our 50 states.