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A small drab-coloured American freshwater turtle which has scent glands that produce an unpleasant musky odour when the turtle is disturbed.
- ‘In Florida and south-central Texas, common musk turtles may be active all year long, but farther north, common musks are usually forced to hibernate in winter.’
- ‘American mud and musk turtles are found mainly in eastern and southern North America and as far south as Argentina in South America.’
- ‘Unlike some of the other musk turtles, S. oderatus are reported to not have a tolerance for brackish water.’
- ‘The musk turtle has a sharply pointed snout with two thin whitish-yellow stripes running along either side of the snout to the neck.’
- ‘Mud and musk turtles of the United States include the common mud turtle, common musk turtle, razor-backed musk turtle, and yellow mud turtle.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.