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looper,

name for caterpillars that move with a looping motion, including the inchworminchworm,
name for the larvae of moths of the family Geometridae, a large, cosmopolitan group with over 1,200 species indigenous to North America. Also called measuring worms, spanworms, and loopers, inchworms lack appendages in the middle portion of their body, causing them to
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 and the cabbage loopercabbage looper,
moth larva, Trichoplusia ni, that feeds by night on the leaves of cabbage and related plants and is a serious agricultural pest. Like the inchworms (of another moth family), cabbage loopers lack walking appendages in the middle of the body and progress by
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The pest insects of major concern for forage production using 'Tifton 85' bermudagrass were leafhoppers and spittle bugs (Auchenorrhyncha), grasshoppers, grass loopers, and fall armyworms (Fig.
This value depends on technology (fabric thickness, type of yarn) and structure (needle type, looper design, foot and needle plate thickness) parameters and is determined by the method [4].
Girard's theory of the sacrificial crisis provides an effective framework for interpreting the violence that has enveloped the dystopian future portrayed in Looper. One of Abe's primary responsibilities is to ensure that loopers execute themselves after they reach the end of their contracts.
In the tests, the cabbage was pitted against its natural enemy, the cabbage looper 6 a small moth larva.
Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an assassin, or looper, who guns down hooded targets who have been sent back in time by his mob bosses in 2044 Kansas.
Looper (Cert 15, 113 mins, Entertainment One, Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller, also available to buy DVD PS19.99/Blu-ray PS24.99/Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray PS25.99) Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Pierce Gagnon, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Summer Qing, Frank Brennan, Garret Dillahunt.
Warning: Having just seen the film Looper, I am eager not to spoil your possible pleasure by giving away the ending, yet the premise on which the tale is based raises so many questions that I feel obliged to write about it.
A mysterious character named The Rainmaker is organising a scheme in the future that could have disastrous consequences for loopers like Gordon-Levitt.
But, increasingly, Loopers are being done away with.
Needless to say, it's crucial loopers don't allow sentiment to cloud their judgement in case their older incarnations dodge the bullet and run amok in 2044, altering the course of the future.
It's crucial that loopers do not allow sentiment to cloud their judgment in case their older incarnations dodge the bullet and run amok in 2044, altering the course of the future.