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A fluffy-haired gregarious Australian rat which builds nests of interwoven sticks.
- ‘Zoos intending to keep greater stick-nest rats should do so in close cooperation with one of the existing holdings and benefit from their experience in keeping and breeding the species.’
- ‘Other rodents, such as dassie rats, stick-nest rats, and hyraxes create middens in other arid parts of the world, such as Africa, Australia and the Middle East.’
- ‘Scientists use the old nests or middens of stick-nest rats to find out about the climate and types of plants that have grown in the region over the past 10,000 years.’
- ‘Unfortunately the greater stick-nest rat no longer exists on the mainland of Australia.’
- ‘As you look closer you can see footprints in the red dunes of hopping mice, Bolam's mice, plains mice, stick-nest rats, bilbies, burrowing bettongs and more.’
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.