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Old 05-03-2016, 08:48 PM   #192
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The painter's mussel..
scientific name Unio pictorum, is a species of medium-sized freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels..Bivalvia, in previous centuries referred to as the Lamellibranchiata and Pelecypoda, is a class of marine and freshwater molluscs that have laterally compressed bodies enclosed by a shell consisting of 2 hinged parts.. The freshwater bivalves include se7en families, the largest of which are the Unionidae, with about 700 species...

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This species lives in Europe.. It is called the "painter's mussel" because the shell was historically used as a conveniently sized and shaped receptacle for holding artist's paint..What the Picts called themselves is unknown..The Latin word Picti first occurs in a panegyric written by Eumenius in AD 297 and is taken to mean "painted or tattooed people" (from Latin pingere "to paint"; pictus, "painted", cf. Greek "πυκτίς" pyktis, "picture")..A Pictish confederation was formed in Late Antiquity from a number of tribes, how and why is not known.. Some scholars have speculated that it was partly in response to the growth of the Roman Empire..The Romans generally confined the panegyric to the living, and reserved the funeral oration exclusively for the da'at..XII Panegyrici Latini or Twelve Latin Panegyrics is the conventional title of a collection of 12 ancient Roman panegyric orations, meanwhile, contains a direct allusion to Caesar's Bellum civile..In biology, a phylum ( plural: phyla) is a taxonomic rank below kingdom and above class..The kingdom Animalia contains approximately 35 phyla, Plantae contains 12, and Fungi contains 7... read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile..The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter...

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