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Ben Reed

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    A Guide to Sighthound Breeds

    5 weeks ago

    Sighthounds are the speed-merchants of the dog-world. They are bred to be fast, courageous, and efficient hunters, yet their appearance exhumes an air of elegance and refinement. Here's an exploration of more than twenty of these incredibly adapted dog breeds.

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    Parental Phrases and Sayings

    8 months ago

    Parenting is not easy. When kids act up or need reigning in, Mum and dad often fall back on those phrases, sayings and gruff advice they heard as children instructing them in life's lessons.

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    Natural Breeds of Dog Explored

    8 months ago

    This article explores natural dog breeds, including examining canines considered aboriginal, primitive, or ancient. They were initially developed through natural selection to thrive in their particular environments.

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    The Jawa-CZ 175: My First Motorcycle in 1975

    7 months ago

    The CZ 175 motorcycle, an import from Czechoslovakia, had tough competition from the newly introduced Japanese motorbikes in 1975. This article details my route to be a first-time motorcycle owner and my experience of this sometimes underrated machine.

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    Natural Breeds of Cat Explored

    9 months ago

    Among the many breeds of cats worldwide today, a select few belong to the category of being a natural breed. Developed without people's intervention, these cats have evolved naturally to take advantage of their environment. They enable a wide range of traits and characteristics within the cat world.

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    How Do Beetles Fly?

    8 months ago

    Have you ever wondered how a beetle flies? After all, these insects come in many varied shapes and sizes, and they look far from being built for effective flight. We usually see these creatures scurrying along the ground or rummaging among the undergrowth where they seem more at home.

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    Cool as Expressed in English Idioms and Sayings

    9 months ago

    "Cool" at face value seems such an innocuous little word. But did you realize that it has so many meanings and interpretations? This article delves into the nuances of "cool" within English idioms and phrases. "Cool" really is the Coolest word.

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    Space Explored in Idioms and Sayings

    10 months ago

    Space, often referred to as the final frontier, is a frontier that humankind has just started to explore. Yet, 60 years since we first left our atmosphere, new idioms have already been added to the English language.

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    Popular Sailing Songs That Made the Charts

    11 months ago

    A life without music is unimaginable, and we would be all the poorer for the lack of it. These ten songs, all with a Sailing theme, became popular hits in their day, enjoying time in the charts and some, decades later, continue to enthrall the listener.

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    30 Music Idioms and Phrases Explained

    11 months ago

    Music. A powerful force in people’s lives. It enhances our mood, expresses our feelings, and brings harmony and shared emotions to its audience. Little wonder then that music-related idioms have rippled through our language and form part of everyday speech.

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    25 Idioms and Expressions With the Word Work

    9 months ago

    Work. A four-letter word to some. The core purpose of our lives to others. It is hardly surprising then that this seemingly innocuous little word lies at the heart of so many English idioms and phrases.

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    Common Summer Idioms, Sayings, Quotes, Phrases, and Proverbs

    8 months ago

    These sayings, generated from the impact of summer seasons on generations long past, still have relevant messages of popular wisdom for those who cherish the long summer days of the present.

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    77 Sayings and Phrases Related to the Passage of Time

    10 months ago

    Have you heard of the saying: "time waits for no man?" Yes? Then bearing this in mind, let's get started on these idioms and phrases that express the concept of time on our daily lives.

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    20 Common Cat Fallacies Explored

    12 months ago

    Cats are considered by many to be mysterious creatures. Little wonder then that fallacies surround them. However, these cat-related fallacious beliefs are commonly held misconceptions. This article seeks to demystify these feline fallacies.

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    Small Companion Dogs: Little Canines With Big Dog Attitude

    8 months ago

    Small companion dogs, although smaller in stature than their larger fellow canines, still display the attributes and attitudes of a big dog. They also bring their loyalty and friendship to dog owners who perhaps cannot offer the space and energy required by the larger dog breeds.

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    100 Everyday Avian Idioms and Phrases Inspired by Human Observation of Birds

    13 months ago

    Birds have ruled the skies above us for millennia. Over time, each specie has developed its unique adaptations—the fantastic variety of form and behavior contributing a rich source of expression to the English language.

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    Pigment Dispersion Syndrome: My Experience With This Eye Condition

    13 months ago

    Here is a patient's experience of pigment dispersion syndrome, which includes causes, treatment options, and day-to-day management tips for this unusual eye disorder.

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    Removing Horsetail Weeds From Your Garden and Patio

    4 months ago

    There are weeds, and then there are horsetail weeds. These fragile-looking plants are deceptively robust. Once they gain access to your yard, they will make your weeding much harder.

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    What is an Idiom?

    9 months ago

    While it is possible to converse in English without the use of idioms, the Second Language Learner (S.S.L.) will be at a disadvantage without some understanding of this literary term’s purpose and use. This article explains what idioms are and the functions they serve in the English language.

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    Everyday Antique Trader Vocabulary and Terminology

    12 months ago

    Every trade and profession develops its own unique language. This "secret" terminology often seems to exclude outsiders. If you are interested in becoming antique dealer or trader, then this insight into the everyday vocabulary and jargon they use will make this transition all the easier.

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    Common Spring Season Idioms, Adages, Quotes, and Sayings

    10 months ago

    Spring—a time of renewal and optimism. Nature awakens, giving rise to the promise of plenty. This article lists a number of idioms and adages borne from the impact of the spring season on people's lives. These wise sayings offer advice and guidance from generations past.

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    Common Winter Idioms, Adages, Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs

    8 months ago

    This article lists a number of idioms, adages, proverbs and sayings generated from the impact of winter seasons on generations long past. Many still have relevant messages for those of us over-wintering today.

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    Famous Quotes About Dogs

    10 months ago

    Our pet dogs are an integral part of our family life. They ground us in the here and now and ask little in return. It's no surprise that their contribution to our lives inspires us to create inspiring, humorous, and pithy quotes. Here are more than sixty of my favorite canine quotations.

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    50 Car Expressions and Idioms That Shape the English Language

    12 months ago

    50 expressions and idioms that draw their message from societies use and dependence on the motor car.

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    Anaphora as a Literary Device: Usage and Meaning

    11 months ago

    Anaphora is an incredibly simple, yet powerful literary tool. It's used to generate an emotional response from the listener and to create memorable and thought provoking ideas in the user's audience whether in the media of political speeches, literature, theatre or music.

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    50 Nautical Terms and Sailing Phrases That Have Enriched Our Language

    6 days ago

    Seafaring has resulted in the development of a rich wealth of phrases and terms over the centuries, and many of these snippets of language are now incorporated into our everyday vocabulary—often without us realising where they originated. Enjoy these 50 nautical phrases coined by seafarers.

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    Plant Life Cycles Explained

    4 days ago

    This article examines gardener’s jargon and aims to provide those new and not-so-new gardeners with a better understanding of the terminology used. In particular, this article discusses the vocabulary used to describe the lifespan of various plants and their ability to survive weather conditions.

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    77 Cat Proverbs and Sayings

    10 months ago

    Cats inspire many proverbs and sayings. Not so surprising when you consider our relationship with cats and the many folklores and myths that surround them. Here are 77 cat proverbs and sayings from around the world.

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    Funny Imponderable Questions Lifes Little Perplexities

    10 months ago

    Puzzled and perplexed by all those seemingly unanswerable questions? Then look no further. This article will take away the strain and free you from those imponderable chains.

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    50 Cat Idioms and Phrases

    12 months ago

    This article contains 50 idioms related to cats. We use idioms in everyday speech, but I had no idea that so many include a reference to cats. How many do you recognize?

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    Funny Imponderables About Animals

    10 months ago

    Imponderables, perplexing little questions that get under your skin and have you itching for an answer. Well, put away the ointment, these animal related imponderables are just for fun.

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    Funny Imponderables about Food and Drink

    11 months ago

    Imponderables: puzzling questions that are just begging to be explained - and yet, often unexplainable. This article takes a light-hearted look at imponderable questions with a food related twist.

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    An Introduction to The World of Dinosaurs

    13 months ago

    Dinosaurs - some were bigger than a bus, others were smaller than a chicken. But whatever their size, these amazing creatures have captivated and enthused young and old alike. An introduction to the world of dinosaurs.

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    Top 10 Books for Kids Wanting to Be a Vet

    10 months ago

    For a great deal of my boyhood, I wanted to be a veterinarian. I always remember how difficult it was to find information on what a vet's life was actually like and what it took to qualify for the training (remember this was long before the age of the computer and search engines such as Google).

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    Mrs Beeton's Bread Pudding Recipes: 4 Variations

    10 months ago

    One of my all-time favorite dishes, bread puddings are from days past. Whether your favorite is baked, boiled, or steamed, they all stem from a time when desserts were built from every day, easily sourced ingredients. Inexpensive to make, yet incredibly tasty and satisfying to eat.

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    List of Horse Breeds: A to Z Guide

    10 months ago

    A guide to the various horse breeds, their characteristics and traits. This article details horse breeds in alphabetical order ideal as a resource for those interested in knowing more about horses.

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    77 Animal Riddles That Will Raise a Chuckle

    8 months ago

    Animal Riddles are great fun. This article has 77 riddles and answers all with an animal related theme. Good clean humor at its very best. Raise a chuckle with your friends and family today.

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    Frog Idioms

    12 months ago

    An idiom is a figurative form of speech in which the person speaking is using words in an imaginative or unusual way. This article focusses on idioms that involve the use of the word frog within them.

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    15 Bear Idioms and Phrases Explained

    12 months ago

    The bear is a true wonder of nature and many bear idioms make reference to the strength and forceful nature of this amazing animal.

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    Monkey Idioms

    11 months ago

    Idioms that mention monkeys are often humorous and rarely offensive, focussing instead on the playful aspects of a monkey's character.

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    25 Horse Sayings, Expressions, and Idioms Explained

    11 months ago

    Humans have been living alongside and interacting with horses for thousands of years. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that so many idioms gleaned from our equine companions have crept into our everyday language. This article discusses the meanings of 25 common expressions involving horses.

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    Rabbit Idioms

    12 months ago

    An article detailing twenty idioms related to Rabbits, Hares and Bunnies. Idioms help make our speech more expressive and colourful. They also provide snippets of advice gleamed from generations of people who have trod life's path before us.

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    Dog Idioms

    10 months ago

    55 dog related idioms and phrases as used in everyday language. Dogs have long held a special place in our lives and it is therefore unsurprising that so many idiomatic expressions and phrases involving dogs have entered our vocabulary.

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    Pig Idioms and Phrases

    8 months ago

    This article examines more than thirty idioms and expressions that involve the word pig. Pigs are such distinctive and characterful animals; it is little wonder that so many phrases related to them have entered the English language.

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