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midshipman

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midshipman fish:

see toadfishtoadfish,
common name for the sluggish, bottom-feeding fishes of the family Batrachoididae, found mainly in marine and brackish waters worldwide. Toadfishes feed largely on crustaceans and small fishes.
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midshipman

any of several American toadfishes of the genus Porichthys, having small light-producing organs on the undersurface of their bodies
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Wrap your head around this, the midshipman swimbladder muscle can contract as many as 360,000 times over the course of an hour-long call.
The plainfin midshipman male creates a steady "mmm" by quick-twitching' specialized muscles around its air-filled swim bladder up to 100 times per second in chilly water.
Last semester, varsity soccer player Midshipman 3rd Class Meghan Hegarty was named to the Patriot League All-Academic squad and was chosen as a First-Team College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District honoree.
As difficult as it would be for the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that (the alleged victim's) professed lack of memory at the time Midshipman Graham engaged in sexual activity with her was due to her being substantially incapacitated, the government's task becomes extremely more difficult, if not impossible, due to the heavy damage done to (the alleged victim's) credibility at the Article 32 hearing,'' Cmdr.
At the time, Mr Eaton was a midshipman - known in that day as a 'snotty.
Midshipman have left people sleepless in Seattle in the US and marine scientist Dr Ben Wilson said fish may be to blame again at Southampton Water, Hants.
Between 1790 and 1792, Peter Heywood, a Royal Navy midshipman on the H.
In a study of midshipman fish, Cornell researchers identified two distinct groups of neurons that independently control the duration and the frequency of sounds used for calling.
We yelled the cheers and sang the songs, but I don't remember being very energetic," recalled midshipman Bill Williams.
SHEIKH Mohammed's acquisition of Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable in September 2008 provided an immediate return when Raven's Pass, in whom he already owned a share, won the Breeders' Cup Classic and Midshipman won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
The other account of experiences in the navy as a midshipman is in a story called 'Storm Experiences' published earlier in 1859 where he describes a tremendous storm.
Vale Of York now joins Godolphin's Midshipman, a Godolphin Mile contender on the side of the world's richest race meeting at Meydan, with the latter also having been ruled out earlier this week.