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Fen

A unit of length in China approximately equivalent to 3.33 millimeters.
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I looked again, and saw him standing in the middle of a boggy Stygian fen, surrounded by devils, and he had found his bounds without a doubt, three little stones, where a stake had been driven, and looking nearer, I saw that the Prince of Darkness was his surveyor.
Which is hostile to thistle-heads and puzzle-heads, and to all withered leaves and weeds:--praised be this wild, good, free spirit of the storm, which danceth upon fens and afflictions, as upon meadows!
I judged at once that some of my shipmates must be drawing near along the borders of the fen.
These fens are at the bottom of little valleys and marginal agricultural land that is not much use to modern farming so they get left and become overgrown and turn into scrub, which is no good for us or for farming," he said.
The sites lie at the western extremity of this habitat type in Europe and are a biogeographical stepping stone between the fens of East Anglia and the fens of the Atlantic fringes of Ireland.
The posters, produced with help from the Fens Residents Association, are to be put up at various locations on the estate as part of the Spring Clean Hartlepool initiative.
The adult Fen Raft Spider was discovered this week relaxing on weeds in the Tennant Canal at Pant-y-Sais Fen, near Jersey Marine.
Background: The Dutch lowland fen areas belong to the most important wetland ecosystems in Western Europe.
Hartlepool Council has joined forced with the Owton Fens Community Association to run the scheme, which is due to be launched in mid May.
The intensive drainage of wetlands in the 20th century has led to the disappearance of some 80% of Poland s alkaline fens.
Martin Slimmings, chairman of the new association, said: "Although the Fens is one of the most attractive areas of Hartlepool to live in, it does have some persistent problems.
Objectives : The %RARE NATURE% project primarily targets the restoration and expansion in southern Denmark of priority wetland habitat types: raised bogs, calcarous fens and petrifying springs; and alkaline fens, and Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix .