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Synonyms for puffer

delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver

any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe

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PUFFER wouldn't go on a solo journey to Mars, but would be a teammate that could tag in when a larger rover faces a topographical blockade.
So far PUFFER has tested well on a couple of wildly different places on Earth: in the Mojave Desert and the Mt.
Hayman, who presents a documentary on the industrial history of the Scottish puffer tonight, has criticised the lack of a high-profile attraction.
Scotland's Vital Spark: The Clyde Puffer features archive footage and recollections from the bygone days of the little puffer boats, which came to be known as the workhorses of Scottish waterways.
Pooley's Puffers, 382a Jedburgh Court, Tyne Valley Trading Estate, NE11 0BQ QUALITY TRADE WINDOWS Quality Trade Windows has a friendly and reliable workforce controlling every aspect, from the initial consultation through to the manufacture and fitting of the products.
A man aged 30 years went to the emergency department (ED) with his sister (patient 2), concerned that they both might have puffer fish poisoning.
A portion of the cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) mitochondrial gene was amplified and compared with COI sequences from FDA-authenticated reference standards for various species of puffer fish (3).
Clyde puffers were small, coal–fired steamboats which became a common sight around the Firth of Clyde in the early 20th century.
From a tiny galley on the last coal–fired puffer to ply the waters off the Clyde coast, amazing meals are being produced.
Status, characters, and distribution of the northern and southern puffers of the genus Sphoeroides.
But in both Japan and the US, death by firearms, automobiles, substance abuse and patriotic fervor is far more common than puffer poisoning.
Japan imported nearly 1,700 metric tons (t) of fugu commonly known as blowfish, globefish, puffer, or swellfish), valued at $9.
A PUFFER fish which became an international celebrity after being featured in a National Geographic magazine has a new home at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium.
Steam-powered puffers were a vital supply link in the Firth of Clyde and the recently refitted Vital Spark looks better than ever.
Encased in a dark wood, the aquarium is 5 feet in diameter, with some 40 tiny blue damsels swimming in it as "test" fish to determine when it is ready to add more tropicals, such as wrasses, puffers and triggers.