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1. To posper by industry, economy, and good management of property; to increase in goods and estate; as, a farmer thrives by good husbandry. Diligence and humility is the way to thrive in the riches of the understanding, as well as in gold. (I. Watts)

2. To prosper in any business; to have increase or success. They by vices thrive. O son, why sit we here, each other viewing Idly, while Satan, our great author, thrives? (milton) And so she throve and prospered. (Tennyson)

3. To increase in bulk or stature; to grow vigorously or luxuriantly, as a plant; to flourish; as, young cattle thrive in rich pastures; trees thrive in a good soil.

Origin: Throve or Thrived; Thrived or Thriven; Thriving [OE. Riven, Icel. Rifask; probably originally, to grasp for one's self, from rifa to grasp; akin to Dan. Trives to thrive, Sw. Trifvas. Cf. Thrift.

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Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... would my skin not be best suited for a northern climate? So once again Where is our natural/optimal habitat Where should we be living? Would we thrive best in Africa? All I know is that we were meant to live somewhere warm... Somewhere with a constant tempearture around 70 degrees or so

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by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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Re: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms

... is far from the best possible combination, in my opinion. What remains for us is to figure out how to create a sustainable ecosystem for them to thrive in, plants that quickly produce seeds will be integral as ideally we will choose a plant that either can survive under attack from the aphids ...

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by erialsneider
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms
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The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada

... of our iconic rare species like pandas lemurs gorillas or orangutans placed in the wild, in similar latitudes across the globe, and allowed to thrive. It would surely be worth putting in some plantations of their native food plants to get them going wouldn't it? They would probably soon learn ...

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by animartco
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada
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Does micrococcus lysodeikticus thrive in high temperatures ?

I know it's growth temperature is around 26 degrees celsius but it is a really resistant bacteria. I was wondering if anyone knew if it could survive in higher (30-40 degrease) or lower (0-5) temperatures? :D

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by WiNtErSuMmErAuTuM
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Does micrococcus lysodeikticus thrive in high temperatures ?
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Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics

... the explanation that eyebrows were persisted "randomly," that it was in fact other useful characteristics which helped our ancestors thrive, and that those who thrived might just happened to have had eyebrows. While I can't dismiss this answer, I think the fact that there is a very ...

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by stephen502
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolving non "life-or-death" but useful characteristics
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