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The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river. Michael Cassio, Lieutenant to the warlike moor Othello, Is come shore. (Shak) The fruitful shore of muddy nile. (Spenser) In shore, near the shore. On shore. See On. Shore birds, the rock pipit (Anthus obscurus).

Origin: OE. Schore, AS. Score, probably fr. Scieran, and so meaning properly, that which is shorn off, edge; akin to OD. Schoore, schoor. See Shear.

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Re: Origins of life

... that a whole Egyptian army can be drowned in a couple of feet of water. Also, in 1 Kings 9:26 we see King Solomon building a fleet of ships on the shore of the Rea Sea in the land of Edom—hardly practical if the body of water known as the Red Sea is merely a marshy area or small shallow lake. Clearly, ...

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by defenderoffaith
Thu May 02, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
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Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... through synthesis in the body. Traveling to colder regions requires more warmth and shelter therefore limited amount of sun-time and less intense shore daylight. The body must adapt to keep the processes effective and keep you alive. I'm guessing as well fairer skin reflects light better therefore ...

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by Riyn
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
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Re: Mangrove Swamps

... insects may have specialized breathing structures to take in oxygen from air - Against soft substratum, most animals stay in the burrows of the shore or attached to trunk surface of mangrove plants so that they will have a stable substratum. Eg. rock oysters, hermit crabs Adaptions of plants ...

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by janet121
Fri May 04, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Mangrove Swamps
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Views: 13227

"Diseased" Seals along the Alaskan Coast

... as I know they feed on migrating schools of fish that could have easily come into contact with radioactive waste. And since seals come to shore, they might be one of the easiest creatures to identify the sickness in. I'm curious to hear more educated opinions on the matter. Here is the ...

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by mnunes
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: "Diseased" Seals along the Alaskan Coast
Replies: 4
Views: 3961

Re: What is salt stress?

... saline soils also have an important role. In contrast to crop plants, there are wild plants that thrive in the saline environments along the sea shore, in estuaries and saline deserts. These plants, called halophytes, have distinct physiological and anatomical adaptations to counter the dual ...

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by Makyhg
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: What is salt stress?
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