glaucous


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having a frosted look from a powdery coating, as on plants

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On the first night we moored in the depths of a forest alongside the River Dane and got our first chance to look at the Glaucous Gull in detail.
The garbage in the diets of those glaucous gulls in northern Alaska turned out to be important in successfully raising chicks, according to an analysis in the fall 2010 issue of the Condor.
8 cm long, green to glaucous and prevailingly purple to wine-spotted mainly toward the base, with inconspicuous darker green irregular cross-veins by transmitted light, chartaceous, sparsely and inconspicuously white-lepidote and covered on both sides by a thin layer of white wax, margins revolute at the apex.
Fecal samples from glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) were enriched (18 h at 37[degrees]C) in brain-heart infusion broth (Becton Dickinson, Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA) supplemented with aztreonam and vancomycin (10 mg/L and 4 mg/L, respectively; ICN Biomedicals Inc.
The needles from this American tree are straight and bluish-green above with two narrow glaucous stripes beneath, and when crushed, they smell delightfully of oranges.
Although it was previously thought that the compounds degraded into harmless substances, recent Norwegian studies have found them in tissue samples from polar bears and glaucous gulls.
Studies on glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) breeding in the Barents Sea have reported that high blood levels of halogenated organic contaminants in this species might cause reproductive, behavioral, and developmental stress.
5 in) wide, and are a dull, glaucous green in color.
The apparent sliminess of these skins, the peristaltic undulations of the more convoluted, sausagelike forms, and the glaucous tints of what, if they were healthy organs, would normally blush red, purple, or blue lend his iconography in all its permutations a repellent, if not morbid, aura.
Simon Farrell, defending, asked: "Are you familiar with, say, the glaucous macaw, Lear's macaw or blue-headed macaws?
Though one should not put too much weight on Maulpoix's continuation of tradition, he himself plays with diverse echoes of other poets who have sought the infinite: Baudelaire, whose voyagers have their eyes fixed on other realms; Rimbaud, who strings garlands from star to star or whose drunken boat traverses glaucous seas now populated by Breton's soluble fish; Apollinaire, marveling at his own modernity; or Eluard, celebrating "celle de toujours route.
A Firecrest was at RSPB Conwy, Black Redstarts at RSPB South Stack and Bardsey, where a Glaucous Gull was only the 30th record for the island.