from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a circlet of fleshy processes radiating from the end of the snout in the form of a star. as some moles: specifically noting Condylura cristata. See cut under Condylura. Also button-nosed.


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  • This clip takes a look at how they were able to capture the star-nosed mole's strange feeding habits on film.

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  • Yeah, I thought of the star-nosed mole and decided they were too limited in use to apply to my point.

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  • “No one would find the star-nosed mole ugly if its star were iridescent blue,” said Denis Dutton, professor of the philosophy of art at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

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  • Tapped for the G-Force are guinea pigs Darwin (voice of Sam Rockwell), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of Tracy Morgan), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of Penelope Cruz), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (voice of Nicolas Cage), the computer and information specialist.

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  • The two most common mole varieties — star-nosed and eastern — measure about 7 inches long from nose to tail.

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  • But as he studied the video on slow motion, the star-nosed mole appeared to be sniffing.

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  • The 22-digit proboscis that gives the star-nosed mole its name is one of the most sensitive organs of touch in all mammals, the Vanderbilt University neurobiologist said.

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  • The two most common mole varieties—star-nosed and eastern—measure about 7 inches long from nose to tail.

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  • One notable example is the star-nosed mole, whose snout is surrounded by fleshy appendages covered with thousands of organs that act like a tactile eye.

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  • Then you've got your star-nosed mole, who just keeps on keepin' on, despite being blind as a bat and having ten hairless pink feelers growing out of its snout.

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