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1. A piece of ground inclosed, and stored with beasts of the chase, which a man may have by prescription, or the king's grant.

2. A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like. While in the park I sing, the listening deer attend my passion, and forget to fear. (waller)

3. A piece of ground, in or near a city or town, inclosed and kept for ornament and recreation; as, hyde Park in london; Central Park in new York.

4. A space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons, and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc, when brought together; also, the objects themselves; as, a park of wagons; a park of artillery.

5. A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown.

Alternative forms: parc] Park of artillery. See Artillery. Park phaeton, a small, low carriage, for use in parks.

Origin: AS. Pearroc, or perh. Rather fr. F. Parc; both being of the same origin; cf. LL. Parcus, parricus, Ir. & Gael. Pairc, W. Park, parwg. Cf. Paddock an inclosure, Parrock.

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Diffusion and concentration gradient

Think about a crowd, with women and men, randomly moving across a sidewalk from one side of a park to the other. If the movement is random, men will gradually diffuse along their gradient, women along theirs, and even though they are all "people," the process ...

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by Darby
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diffusion and concentration gradient
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Does the thylacine still live?

... So ...... I would have to say sadly, no I am afraid the thylacine is long gone, the last one known was in captivity up here in QLD at Fleays park I think it was. There have been numerous sightings by very reputable people but also a lot of pranks also, extinct unfortunately means forever ...

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
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Re: Evolutionary mechanisms

... kinds provide new genes and alleles for natural selection to act on. A good example of what you are asking about happened in Yellowstone National Park. When wolves were removed (early 1900s), moose, elk and deer were able to be lazy and lounge in the shade of aspen groves where they ate all of ...

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by thoffnagle
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary mechanisms
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Can someone tell me what this bug is?

Can anyone identify this bug for me? I found it while walking the dog in a country park in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. This was at the beginning of April 2012. I've lived in this area for over 30 years and have never seen anything like it before. It had such ...

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by broonstane
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Can someone tell me what this bug is?
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Extinction - Raising conservation awareness

Well I'm of opinion that apex predators keep animal populations at an equilibrium. Take the gray wolf as an example and look up Yellowstone Park. Without a natural check to keep grazers from over grazing, plant species die off & the food source of small (little) animals is exhausted. Lose ...

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by PlecPicker
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Extinction - Raising conservation awareness
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