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Lemming

An investor who follows the crowd without doing sufficient (or any) research on his/her investments. This almost inevitably leads to significant losses. The term has a negative connotation because a lemming (the animal) has a reputation for following his pack off of a cliff.
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It consequently has less cover that wintering lemmings need to tunnel and survive in.
At Herschel Island, we opened the boxes just before snowmelt in April 2009, examined them for signs of lemming use, and baited the traps with apple.
Despite broad distributions in eastern North America, southern bog lemmings (Synaptomys cooperi) and woodland voles [Microtus (Pitymys) pinetorum] are less studied than other arvicoline rodents, primarily because their populations are patchy, often intermittently present, and usually low in density.
The researchers' scenarios show that the change in the lemming population is likely to reduce skuas' breeding at both of the two Greenland areas the researchers modeled for (two completely uninhabited areas of one million square kilometers).
In addition, frost-melt events in winter form ice layers in the snow layer or at the tundra's surface, which is why the lemmings are unable to find food like they used to.
But taking the process to its natural end, it becomes clear that lemmings are not the (real) animal world equivalent of Wily Coyote who "pick themselves up, dust themselves off and start all over again.
Quivers Punch stayed on well at the finish, but Lemming Moon had enough in hand to score by a length in 29.
Lemming takes on a new business manager in the person of Mason Marzac, a sober gay schlemiel who bones up on baseball the moment the young hunk becomes his financial charge.
I once watched a fox locate lemmings at a considerable distance by sound alone.
The foot-and-mouth plague could have been a problem, but fortunately we were able to apply the classic model of the lemming to hit on the right answer from the very start.
Regardless of why, Steller's eiders appear to nest near Barrow only in years when the area's lemming numbers are high.
If the female seems receptive the male quickly drops to the ground and dances around, sometimes with a tidbit of lemming in its beak--signaling that it's a good provider.