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1. A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton or linen back.

2. The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth. Cotton velvet, an imitation of velvet, made of cotton. Velvet cork, the best kind of cork bark, supple, elastic, and not woody or porous. Velvet crab a European crab (Portunus puber). When adult the black carapace is covered with a velvety pile. Called also lady crab, and velvet fiddler.

(Science: botany) Velvet dock See sponge.

Origin: OE. Velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. OF. Velluau, LL. Velluetum, vellutum, It. Velluto, Sp. Velludo; all fr. (assumed) LL. Villutus shaggy, fr L. Villus shaggy hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and E. Wool. See Wool, and cf. Villous.

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... cuticle 80 000 – 1 million Nematomorpha Thread form Horsehair worms about 320 Nemertea A sea nymph Ribbon worms about 1200 Onychophora Claw bearer Velvet worms Legs tipped by chitinous claws about 200 modern Orthonectida Straight swim Single layer of ciliated cells surrounding a mass of sex cells ...

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by gamila
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
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Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

... thinking a lot about this problem. I have two younger cousins who are 7 and 9 and I am helping mold them into bug-lovers : ) My aunt found a dead velvet ant for me last week. She told me she was stung by one when she was young and she is accepting of insects. Maybe she wasn't in her exploratory ...

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by February Beetle
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:28 am
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The Fiber Disease

... but not to the same degree as the plastic bead granuloma. The implications of this observation are discussed in the text. Silicosis and "blue velvet disease", pathologic processes associated with the deposition of silica and magnesium trisilicate, respectively, in the lung, and the induction ...

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by London
Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:57 pm
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Humans- Nature Vs Culture

... of an argument for overpopulation. Lets start with medicine. If my dog gets sick, he'll go outside, eat some grass, and puke. Deer shedding their velvet will rub on cottonwood trees because the bark has a natural form of aspirin. Many animals, including us, have a natural method of immunization; ...

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by AstusAleator
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Humans- Nature Vs Culture
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