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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.
Peak lemming years (LP) are predicted to be positively correlated with nest success (Table 1) and fox den occupancy under the bird-lemming hypothesis.
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.
Lemming and Battle seem fully prepared to enact the loneliness of the African-American athiete in their one heated exchange, but by then it is too late.
So it was no surprise to find that the year of the lemming has not just destabilised Afghanistan, which was anyway pretty unstable, but sent tremors into distinctly shaky regions like Palestine and the Kashmir.
The southern bog lemming is a small vole that occurs in the northeastern portion of North America, extending as far west as Kansas and Nebraska (Linzey, 1983; Linzey and Cranford, 1984).
Lemming has become used to being treated like a superstar who gets his way on everything.
Beverley Davy's charge had time to find on the clock on heat evidence, but with favourite Blonde Ozzy checking middle at the first bend and into trouble, the early advantage taken by Lemming Moon was never seriously threatened.
Lemming credits the energy and work ethic of the Sooners' staff, of which only one member is older than the 44-year-old Stoops.
The lemming population cycle, with peaks 1,000 times as high as its valleys, was the first discovered, explains Peter Turchin of the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
An accountant with excellent business sense and no life, Marzac takes on the portfolio of multimillionaire center fielder Darren Lemming and proceeds to fall cuckoo in love with the game of baseball.
Fielding needs to take time out and try to understand the youth of today, stop tarring everyone with the same brush, and stop calling people rodents because that's what a lemming is.