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Old 30-05-2014, 08:22 PM   #643
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Seamanisis one of the lowest ranks in a navy.. In the Commonwealth it is the lowest rank in the navy, followed by able seaman and leading seaman, and followed by the petty officer ranks..In the United States, it means the lowest 3 enlisted rates of the U.S. Navy, followed by the higher petty officer ranks.. The EQuivalent of the seaman is the matelot in French-speaking countries, and Matrose in German-speaking countries..An able-bodied seaman is one who is fully trained and qualified to work on the decks and superstructure of modern ships, even during foul weather, whereas less-qualified sailors are restricted to remaining within the ship moaning during times of foul weather — lest they be swept overboard by the stormy seas or by the high winds..The rank of MASTER seaman is unique because it was created only for the Canadian Navy. It does not follow the British tradition of other Canadian ranks. It corresponds to the rank of master corporal/caporal-chef..Matelot 2e classe (seaman 2nd class), or apprentice seaman, and matelot breveté (able seaman) are designations of the French Navy. Matelots are colloquially known as "Mousses"... The rate of ordinary seaman has been discontinued..Those who have not officially been assigned to a rating are officially referred to as "undesignated" or "non-rates." In order to advance to the rate of petty officer 3rd class, a seaman would have to submit a request every 6 months. However, advancement is not guaranteed because of the large numbers of Cemen Competing for a Promotion...Raiders of the Lost Arch...

The term sperm refers to the male reproductive cells and is derived from the Greek word (σπέρμα) sperma (meaning "seed").. In the types of sexual reproduction known as anisogamy and oogamy, there is a marked difference in the size of the gametes with the smaller one being termed the "male" or sperm cell. A uniflagellar sperm cell that is motile is referred to as a spermatozoon, whereas a non-motile sperm cell is referred to as a spermatium. Sperm cells cannot divide and have a limited life span, but after fusion with egg cells during fertilization, a new organism begins developing, starting as a totipotent zygote.. The human sperm cell is haploid, so that its 23 chromosomes can join the 23 chromosomes of the female egg to form a diploid cell.. In mammals, sperm develops in the testicles and is released from the penis. It is also possible to extract sperm through TESE. Some sperm banks hold up to 170 litres (37 imp gal; 45 US gal) of sperm..The vast majority of children who would otherwise need foster care are in kinship care, that is, in the care of grandparents or OTher RELativity... She had lovely.. I know what she had lovely, this is her father you're talking to, G-Ber, so be very careful!..Eyes! I was going to say.. Lovely eyes..I Locked in on her in IceLand!..She don't talk much on account - because she wears Green nail Varnish.. Why, is that obvious- I know but don't tell your sister...

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