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1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. A sorry scrub. We should go there in as proper a manner possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us. (goldsmith)

2. Something small and mean.

3. A worn-out brush.

4. A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.

5. One of the commen live stock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, especially. When inferior in size, etc.

(Science: zoology) Scrub bird, an Australian passerine bird of the family Atrichornithidae, as atrichia clamosa; called also brush bird.

(Science: botany) Scrub oak, an Australian singing bird of the genus Drymodes. Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes.(of domestic animals) not selectively bred.An area where shrubs dominate the local environment.

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wildlife gardening

... means that wildlife can nest in an ornamental shrub more easily than in a much looser native version. In the wild most creatures nest in ivy or scrub overgrown with brambles nettles etc, not in the branches of native trees or shrubs because they are too open and there is no suitable thickness ...

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Sun May 18, 2014 12:26 pm
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Topic: wildlife gardening
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Does the thylacine still live?

... around and actually spent some time searching for them, weeks on end draggin a dead road kill roo around the dirt tracks at night in the 40 mile scrub all to no avail. Anyway as you are probably aware they also once inhabited the mainland also. If (and that's a big if) they still actually exist ...

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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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Growth on metal pot?!

maybe some kind of mold, be sure to clean your pot and dont have any food debri left on it.Soak it in warm water with detergent, and scrub, you can use chlorine also. ;)

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by michimichi
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth on metal pot?!
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What kind of Spider is this?

... a spider I found on our front porch near our front door. I live in West Central Florida's nature coast in a semi-rural subdivision of pines, scrub oaks, hills and more empty 1/2 acre lots than there are houses. He was munching on a moth's wing when I found him, evidently doing a great job ...

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by IceHot
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What kind of Spider is this?
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Re: sterilization in microwave oven

... board, but content apparently overlooked. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/ 070122143050.htm Microwave Oven Can Sterilize Sponges, Scrub Pads ScienceDaily (Jan. 22, 2007) — Microwave ovens may be good for more than just zapping the leftovers; they may also help protect your family. ...

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Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: sterilization in microwave oven
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