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Drab

Drab

1. A low, sluttish woman.

2. A lewd wench; a strumpet.

3. A wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.

Origin: as. Drabbe dregs, lees; akin to D. Drab, drabbe, dregs, g. Treber; for sense 1, cf. Also gael. Drabag a slattern, drabach slovenly. Cf. Draff.


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Re: Peacock

... heard arguments that it's an example of sexual selection, however I've also seen research that females will equally chose males with reasonably drab displays, as equally often as they chose males with elaborate displays. So what exactly is going on? Don't get me wrong, I'm an ardent subscriber ...

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by animartco
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:49 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Peacock
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Peacock

... heard arguments that it's an example of sexual selection, however I've also seen research that females will equally chose males with reasonably drab displays, as equally often as they chose males with elaborate displays. So what exactly is going on? Don't get me wrong, I'm an ardent subscriber ...

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by jebus197
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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... foundations of life. Please learn to distinguish the two. I gave up on most of the other points... as I got tired of reading the same monotonous drab. If you'd like to articulate concisely your own argument, I'd be more than happy to entertain it. Please don't just copy/paste a bunch of random ...

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Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:16 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution, Fake theory or real one? here we discuss..
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