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Ototetrinae (disputed) and see below ---- Genera incertae sedis: Lampyridae is a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a `cold light`, with no infrared or ultrav.....
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• (n.) Any luminous winged insect, esp. luminous beetles of the family Lampyridae.
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(from the article `Sherman tank`) ...more survivable. Consequently, it took superior numbers for Anglo-American forces to defeat German armoured formations. The most notable effort to ...
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Pyrophorus noctiluca noun tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots
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[airline] FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd, operating as Firefly, is a full-service point-to-point carrier and a full subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. Its head office is located on the grounds of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor. It claims to be the first community airline in Malaysia. Firefly operates from two hubs - Sultan Abdul Aziz ...
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[car rental] Firefly is a budget car rental brand owned by Hertz. It first opened in March 2013 with branches in Europe, with American branches following in September 2013. Hertz developed the new brand to replace Advantage Rent a Car which had to be sold following the acquisition of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. ...
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[computer program] Firefly, formerly known as PC GAMESS, is an ab initio computational chemistry program for Intel-compatible x86, x86-64 processors based on GAMESS (US) sources. However, it has been substantially rewritten (about 60-70% of the code), especially in platform-specific parts (memory allocation, disk input/output, network), mat...
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[computer] The Firefly computer is a high-performance computer cluster housed at the Holland Computing Center located inside of the Peter Kiewit Institute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. ==Specifications== The system runs on 1,151 compute nodes, 871 have quad-core AMD Opteron processors and 280 have dual quad-core processors. All ha...
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[dinghy] The Firefly is a two-sail, one design, wooden or GRP sailing dinghy with no spinnaker, designed by Uffa Fox in 1938. The first four boats from the production line were named Fe, Fi, Fo and Fum. Number one, Fe, is now owned by the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Although designed as a double hander, it was selected as the single ...
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[franchise] The ``Firefly`` media franchise is an American space Western media franchise created by Joss Whedon and produced by Mutant Enemy Productions. The franchise includes the TV series Firefly, the film Serenity, and other media. ==Plot synopsis== The franchise is set in the year 2517, after humanity`s arrival in a new star system, an...
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[G.I. Joe] Firefly is a fictional character in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero universe. He is a mercenary who works for the Cobra Organization as a saboteur. He is portrayed by Ray Stevenson in the 2013 film G.I. Joe: Retaliation. ==Profile== Firefly`s given name is unknown. Even Cobra Commander doesn`t know his real name or what he loo...
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[InMe song] `Firefly` is the second single by Essex alternative rock band InMe. The 2002 song starts off very melodic with guitar harmonics and a drum and bass driven verse. It then progresses to a heavier pre-chorus/chorus. The chorus and breakdown have the repetitive lyric `It`s all over now / You`ve killed me`. ==Track listings== ...
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[mobile phone] Firefly is a cellphone aimed at parents to give to their children aged 5-12 years. This phone is designed to give parents peace of mind and children assurance that they can stay in touch with the people that matter most (without having to remember any numbers). ==Features== The address book button has up to 48 phone numbers i...
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[protocol] Firefly is a U.S. National Security Agency public-key key exchange protocol, used in EKMS, the STU-III secure telephone, and several other U.S. cryptographic systems. ...
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[train] The Firefly was a streamlined passenger train operated by the St. Louis – San Francisco Railway (the `Frisco`). At various times, it served St Louis, Missouri, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kansas City, Missouri, and Fort Scott, Kansas. It operated from 1939 to 1960 and was the Frisco`s first streamliner. == History == The Fr...
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Fire'fly` noun ; plural Fireflies (Zoology) Any luminous winged insect, esp. luminous beetles of the family Lampyridæ . » The common American species belong to the genera Photinus and Photuris , in which both sexes are winged. The name is also applied ...
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any of some 2,000 species of beetles (insect order Coleoptera) found in most tropical and temperate regions that have special light-producing organs ... [9 related articles]
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Any winged nocturnal beetle of the family Lampyridae. They all emit light through the process of bioluminescence
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British tank destroyer of World War II. Until the Comet appeared it was the only tank in British service capable of taking on the German Tiger and Panther tanks with a...
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Firefly is a popular name for winged insects possessing much luminosity. Except the lantern-fly, the fireflies are all coleopterous, and are members of two nearly allied families, the Elateridae or skipjacks, and Lampyridae, to which the glowworm belongs. The British glow-worm haa too little luminosity to entitle it to the name of firefly, but the ...
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firefly or lightning bug,small, luminescent, carnivorous beetle of the family Lampyridae. Fireflies are well represented in temperate regions, although the majority of species are tropical and subtropical. They are nocturnal in their behavior, and males commonly fly about in the evening during early...
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Infra-red missile training and verification system [China]
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The Sherman Firefly was a British tank built from 1943 onwards. It was a modified Sherman M4A4 tank fitted with a British 17 pounder anti-tank gun.
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[n] - tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots 2. [n] - nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs
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