Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dwelling built on piles or other support over the water of a lake or other body of water. The name was first applied to remains of prehistoric dwellings discovered in recent times at the bottom of many lakes of Switzerland, and is now used for similar structures anywhere, whether ancient or modern. In the Swiss lakes, as in most other examples, a number of dwellings, forming a lacustrine village, were built together on a platform resting either upon piles or upon layers of fascines supported by stakes, and appear generally to have been connected with the shore by a bridge. Many implements of bone, flint, bronze, and iron, pottery, and other objects, and some human remains, have been found in these ancient deposits. Similar habitations are still used in various parts of the world, In Ireland and Scotland, where they were occupied within historic times, they are called
crannogs. See crannogand palafitte.
“The New Zealand mud snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) is a lake-dwelling mollusc whose females can be either sexually reproducing (requiring male 'input' for successful embryo production), or asexually reproducing (clonally reproducing without sexual activity).”
“Likewise, when trying to track down the ex-Catholic priest, Del and his brother stay in a run-down small town motel straight out of X-Files or a Sci-Fi Original monster movie -- it even has a lake-dwelling man-fish that "protects" the area (the "Shu'garath").”
“My favorite part was Charlie the lake-dwelling monster.”
“Thanks for the link, Harry, and for the opportunity to have Kelly and Nick call me a lake-dwelling monster.”
“Reckon had been around for a long time and the small town propagated its share of legends and tall tales, everything from Big Foot to a lake-dwelling monster the locals called a charfish .”
“Cable and interwebs are turned on sometime Saturday afternoon, followed by the first BBQ on my lake-dwelling back porch either Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon.”
“Firstly, they are one of the smallest seals, reaching just 1.4 m and 80-90 kg at most (Ringed seals are smaller, as are members of some lake-dwelling Common seal populations).”
“While there, they visit the Uru, a group of lake-dwelling Indians.”
“However, while both have anadromous and stream-resident populations, lake-dwelling populations are common in southern Dolly Varden but are very rare in the northern subspecies.”
“Most populations spawn in streams, but some lake-dwelling populations spawn on the lake bottom in rocky areas with upwelling.”
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