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1) pipe smoking. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...pipe smoking, The habit of smoking various substances probably arose independently in different parts of the world. Herodotus in the 5th cent. B.C. describes the...

2) honeyguide. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...honeyguide, small plainly colored Old World bird of the family Indicatoridae, known for its habit of leading man and some lower animals (notably the honey badger)...

3) pack rat. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...pack rat, rodent of the genus Neotoma, of North and Central America, noted for its habit of collecting bright, shiny objects and leaving other objects, such as nuts...

4) brittlestar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...name for echinoderms belonging to the class Ophiuroidea. The name is derived from their habit of breaking off arms as a means of defense. New arms are easily regenerated....

5) alpine plants. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...of various flowering plants (chiefly perennials) that because of their dwarf habit, profuse blooming, and the preference of many for shady places are cultivated in...

6) Fabricius. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...fabreaŽno) (KEY) , d. 250 B.C., Roman general and statesman, distinguished for simplicity of habit and probity in public life. He persuaded the Tarentines to abstain...

7) wryneck. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...a primitive, unspecialized bird of the genus Jynx. The name is said to derive from their habit of twisting their necks when disturbed. Unlike other members of the...

8) milkweed. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...tuft of silky hairs attached to the seed (for wind distribution), and (usually) a climbing habit. Forms of this primarily tropical family are especially abundant...

9) nuthatch. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...birds of the genus Sitta, related to the titmouse and the creeper. The name refers to its habit of wedging nuts into crevices in trees and pecking them open. Nuthatches...

10) belief. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...David Hume thought that it was an emotional commitment, and C. S. Peirce considered it a habit of action. Compared to faith and probability, the concept of belief...

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