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Pounce

pounce

1. A fine powder, as of sandarac, or cuttlefish bone, formerly used to prevent ink from spreading on manuscript.

2. Charcoal dust, or some other coloured powder for making patterns through perforated designs, used by embroiderers, lace makers, etc. Pounce box, a box for sprinkling pounce. Pounce paper, a transparent paper for tracing.

Origin: F. Ponce pumice, pounce, fr. L. Pumex, -icis, pumice. See Pumice.


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Hormonal Control of Behavior

... decide which concentrations of each hormone is injected and then record the change of behaviour. Instead of waiting to observe the behaviour then pounce on the animal and draw some blood. This could also demonstrate causality between the behaviour and the change of behaviour, rather than just ...

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by canalon
Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Hormonal Control of Behavior
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Views: 3413

Favorites Animal

... one I looked for a few pages but to many posys! :lol: Cats can be good "watch dogs" too I heard of them attacking burgulars they "pounce" on their neck like a lion and bite ouch!

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by Linn
Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:18 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Favorites Animal
Replies: 168
Views: 67951

Origin of life

... are too much of a self-righteous bunch. For every scientists that fakes data and jumps to wrong conclusions, there will be at least 3 waiting to pounce and berate. I do not think there's a conspiracy. Rather, I realize the power of the paradigm. People believe in evolution not because they actually ...

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by Springer
Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of life
Replies: 236
Views: 105853

Origin of life

... are too much of a self-righteous bunch. For every scientists that fakes data and jumps to wrong conclusions, there will be at least 3 waiting to pounce and berate. You seem to think it's my duty to disprove abiogenesis, when no proof is offered anywhere of its possibility. You imply that evolution ...

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by mith
Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:59 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of life
Replies: 236
Views: 105853


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