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The spiny water flea is being studied and monitored in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park and Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Here and there a cactus plant thrust spiny arms into the air.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
Acanthopterygian, ak-an-thop-tėr-ij′i-an, adj. having spiny fins.
A veritable hail of thunderbolts now crashed down upon the creature's spiny back.
The erect flower-stem terminates in a large round head of numerous imbricated oval spiny scales which surround the flowers.
Astragalus, a genus of papilionaceous plants, herbaceous or shrubby, and often spiny.
The beak in front of the carapace is very prominent and spiny, and the long abdomen is narrower in front than in the middle.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
The other is very similar in general form, but has no spiny beak and the abdomen is much broader in the middle than at the base.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
Its spiny caterpillar is of a shiny black with white dots, and lives in companies on nettles.
THE INSECT WORLDLOUIS FIGUIER
The embryo of a mammal (except in the egg-laying duck-bill and spiny ant-eater), which develops internally, is known as a fœtus.

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