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noun, singular: light

(1) The plural form of light, especially one pertaining to the source or mechanical device that gives out light.

(2) The lungs, especially the lungs of a butchered animal, such as sheep, pig, etc.


The term lights used to refer to the lungs is due to the relatively lower in weight compared to other adjacent internal organs of the animal.

Word origin: ME lihte, lightes, n. use of liht

See also: offal.

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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... soon after, instead of before. So: Bacteria in Petris Mixing my own soil Getting Nematodes, Lady bugs and worms Getting Enzymes and Probiotics New Lights Fungus logs Worm compost Nutrient Home blends New things may come up, but that is the list so far.

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by Sophiahotep
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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Views: 1343

Re: Photosynthesis Experiment - Do LED's work?

... will work as well for a standard photosynthesis rate experiment? (we currently use a short section of Elodea in water and a lamp). Thanks Do these lights work? I am looking to get new interior lights for my plants so which ones are best suited?Please reply thanks in advance:)

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by GregoryStevens
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Photosynthesis Experiment - Do LED's work?
Replies: 8
Views: 5459

Evolution of fireflies

... for a longer period and may have avoided daylight predators. Then, as with many of these kinds of traits, an arms race developed - the brightest lights attracted the most females. And, with any successful trait, there may be others that take advantage of them. There are actually predatory fireflies ...

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by thoffnagle
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of fireflies
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... I discovered a new one within the past year. In my yoga class, during savasana, the teacher will walk back and forth across the floor to turn off lights, turn up heat, put props away, etc... The sound of her feet gently shuffling across the floor is absolutely pleasurable in the same way as paper ...

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by Soundstrue
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
Replies: 88
Views: 117642

Is there an insect that behaves this way?

... something odd at night which I assume is an insect of some sort. Once it gets dark out, above my father-in-laws barn, there have been these green lights flitting around. Maybe flitting isn't the right word. It is more of a very straight, fast moving green streak. The color is pretty much the same ...

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by sushiboy
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there an insect that behaves this way?
Replies: 6
Views: 2814
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