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  Hermit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christian hermits in the past have most often lived in caves, forests, or deserts, but some of them preferred an isolated cell in a monastery or even a city.
In ascetic hermitism, the hermit seeks solitude for meditation, contemplation, and prayer without the distractions of contact with human society, sex, or the need to maintain socially acceptable standards of cleanliness or dress.
Carthusians live in what are essentially "communities of hermits", each monastic having their own cell (with sleeping chamber, study, and workshop) where they spend most of their time alone, except when they meet in church for worship, and on other occasions.
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 Hermit crab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea 
There are about five hundred known species of hermit crabs in the world, most of which are aquatic, living at a range of depths from shallow coral reefs and shorelines to deep bottoms, although some species are terrestrial.
Most marine hermit crabs will appreciate a salinity of between 1.023 and 1.025, and temperatures between 4 to 14°C (temperate species) and 24 to 27°C (tropical species), with a good bed, algae to graze on and a variety of shells to change into.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hermit_crab   (735 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Hermit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A hermit (from the Greek erēmos, signifying "desert", "uninhabited", hence "desert-dweller") is a person who lives to some greater or lesser degree in seclusion and/or isolation from society.
Ironically, religious hermits are often sought out for spiritual advice and counsel and may eventually acquire so many disciples that they have no solitude at all.
For example, in a notorious case, Theodore Kaczynski, known as the "Unabomber", lived in a remote cabin in Montana which gave him both refuge from what he viewed as a society corrupted by technology and privacy to build mailbombs.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Hermit   (590 words)

 Hermit crabs - Exotic Pets
The ecology of hermit crab keeping is extremely important in keeping them healthy and stimulated and increases their chances of living their natural life span.
Because hermit crabs are normally social creatures, the size of your habitat should be big enough to allow everyone their own hiding place as well as accommodate the communal swimming, drinking, exercise and feeding areas.
At first glance keeping hermit crabs seems a more daunting task than you may have been led to believe when you were handed the crab in a little plastic box at the beach, but the pros outweigh the cons quite quickly.
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Hermit finished second to her, a good indication of his class, given that Achievement was widely considered to be one of the most brilliant two-year-olds of the season.
Hermit was prone to breaking blood vessels, a weakness inherited from his both his sire and dam.
Hermit's fillies, especially, were treasures; four of his five classic winners were fillies, and he was in the top ten in the broodmare sire lists in England for sixteen years.
www.tbheritage.com /Portraits/Hermit.html   (3660 words)

 Carmelite Hermit: PRAYER-SONGS Publication
The hermit, too, has been sent out by the Spirit into the solitude of the 'desert,' to dwell in loving communion with the Father, praying and fasting and being "put to the test" there, as Jesus was.
Hermits manifest to everyone the interior aspect of the mystery of the Church, that is, personal intimacy with Christ.
Hidden from the eyes of men, the life of the hermit is a silent preaching of the Lord, to Whom she has surrendered her life simply because He is everything to her.
carmelitehermit.homestead.com   (434 words)

 Hermit Crab Sponges
Hermit crabs are a successful group of decapod crustaceans that typically live in empty snail shells.
The sponge benefits by being moved from place to place by the hermit crab and such sponges typically are the most common sponges in sand or muddy bottom habitats; the benefits to hermit crabs living in sponges compared to those in shells, are less obvious.
Hermit crab sponges occur in many different locations throughout the world, and have been reported from the western coast of Scotland, the Irish Sea, southwest England, the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, the west coast of Africa, South Africa, the Korean Seas, the Chilean coast, the Eastern and Central Atlantic and the Galapagos.
www.public.coe.edu /departments/Biology/hermit.html   (1690 words)

 Hermit Thrush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hermit Thrushes have the habit of quickly raising and then slowly lowering their tails upon landing; this behavior is often accompanied by a tchup call.
The ethereal flute-like song of the Hermit Thrush, heard rarely in winter and not at all during migration, is sung from the tops of trees or standing dead snags by males beginning as much as an hour before sunrise, and ending 30 or 40 minutes after sunset.
Hermit Thrushes are distinguished from Wood Thrushes and Veeries by the location of the reddish coloration at the tail, rather than head (as on the Wood Thrush), or the upperparts generally (as on the Veery).
www.birds.cornell.edu /bow/HERTHR   (927 words)

 Hermit Crab Care Procedures
Hermit crabs are crustaceans, not reptiles, and as such do not carry or transmit and potentially harmful bacteria, such as Salmonella.
Hermit crabs love to dig in sand, and, given sand that is slightly damp, will construct a fascinating underground maze of tunnels and hideouts.
Hermit crabs prefer gravel with a texture that is smooth to the touch.
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 Think Tank: Land Hermit Crabs - National Zoo| FONZ
Think Tank's hermit crab exhibit and the associated panel "Shell Seekers" provide visitors with an opportunity to explore the definition of tools and the evidence of thinking during tool use.
Land hermit crabs of many different species are found in tropical areas of the Indo-region, the western Atlantic, and the western Caribbean.
Hermit crabs have stalked eyes with acute vision and two pairs of antennae.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/ThinkTank/Animals/LandHermitCrab/default.cfm   (450 words)

 Hermit Thrush
The Hermit Thrush is perhaps best known for its exquisite song of one clear, flute-like note followed by a series of etherial, bell-like ascending and descending tones.
The distinguishing field mark of the Hermit Thrush is its reddish brown rump and tail.
Hermit Thrushes consume large numbers of insects such as beetles, ants, caterpillars, grasshoppers and crickets as well as snails, earthworms, and fruits of pokeberry, blueberry, raspberry and mistletoe.
www.wbu.com /chipperwoods/photos/hermthrush.htm   (484 words)

 The Hermit thrush likes leaf litter.
The Hermit thrush is quite cute and has a way of flicking its wings and tail nervously.
The Hermit thrush nests in deep shade in small trees or shrubs, often near the ground.
Hermit thrushes as well as many other birds thrive on the creatures in the leaf litter so don't rake it up.
www.laspilitas.com /California_birds/Thrushes/Hermit_thrush/Hermit_thrush_in_your_garden.htm   (314 words)

 HermitCrabs.Org Your Destination for Pet Hermit Crabs
Hermit Crabs are not solitary animals, it is suggested to have more than one; since there animals are very social.
If you have Ecuadorian land hermit crabs, they will require some salt (non-iodized table salt is fine) in their water.
This is why a lot of hermit crab owners think that their crab is dying/dead.
www.hermitcrabs.org /index.html   (720 words)

Hermits are known to have been present in other gardens of the period.
It is likely that the original hermit's cave was now hidden within a parcel of plantation land and the walks and views for which the cave dweller was perhaps evicted were already overgrown.
The original hermit - whatever his name - may have long been dead, but a common memory of William's eviction of this unfortunate individual could have prompted Tarleton to 'rediscover' the hermit at an advanced age and shower him with the kindnesses that William Leche had so patently failed to do forty-four years earlier.
www.capra.group.shef.ac.uk /1/hermit.html   (4525 words)

Hermit, Hermit - Hermits in religion, Hermit - Non-religious hermits, Hermit - Hermits in philosophy
The Hermit (zodiacal sign of the Virgin) was to Crowley, " the hidden god" that is present in every man, the dormant genius it was his hope eventually to release.
The Hermit of the Tarot is not just an ordinary wanderer nor does he represent even a Holy Man, living in the desert, eating locusts and wild honey.
www.experiencefestival.com /hermit   (812 words)

 Hermit - OrthodoxWiki
A hermit (from the Greek erēmos, signifying "desert," "uninhabited," hence "desert-dweller") is a person who lives to some greater or lesser degree in seclusion from society.
The solitary life is a form of asceticism, wherein the hermit renounces wordly concerns and pleasures in order to come closer to the God.
Ironically, hermits are often sought out for spiritual advice and counsel and may eventually acquire so many disciples that they have no solitude at all.
www.orthodoxwiki.org /Hermit   (297 words)

 The hermit of Notre-Dame-de-Marceille
This hermit was witness to a marriage contract, dated 3rd November 1611, between two people of Limoux.
As he is known ‘to have known the parts well’, before embracing the lifestyle of the hermit, he had obviously lived in Limoux, from where perhaps he originated.
Therefore, a more likely scenario is that the hermit was a “guardian”, someone with a specific task, to be on site and make sure that anyone, who might drift off the path, could be stopped in his tracks.
www.perillos.com /nddm_hermit.html   (3003 words)

 Hermit - LoveToKnow 1911
HERMIT, a solitary, one who withdraws from all intercourse with other human beings in order to live a life of religious contemplation, and so marked off from a "coenobite" (Gr.
Koevos, common, and (Los, life), one who shares this life of withdrawal with others in a community (see Asceticism and Monasticism).
The word "hermit" is an adaptation through the O. Fr.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Hermit   (140 words)

 Hermit Crabs
Hermit crabs have personalities just like you and me, some hermit crabs are shy.
Sometimes hermit crabs are aggressive, they are known to pinch with their pincers.They are very social animals, that's why you should keep them in groups of four.
That is the conclusion of hermit crab behavior.
www.shuntington.k12.ny.us /schools/birchwood/CHILDS/hermitcrabs/hermitcrabweb.htm   (1295 words)

 Crabbytalk.com - Hermit Crab Care, food/diet, crabitats, & pictures of land hermit crabs
The hermit crab’s coloring may become ashy, the coloring probably won’t be as vibrant.
When your hermit crab resurfaces it will be very hairy, have very sharp nails, and if it was being provided a good diet its coloring will probably be very vibrant.
It may be tempting to get a jumbo hermit crab, but from my observations they tend to be more delicate and new hermit crab owners tend to be afraid to hold really big hermit crabs.
www.hermit-crabs.org   (2020 words)

 SDNHM Focus On: Hermit and Swainson's Thrushes
Farther west the Hermit Thrush's distribution, on the scale of the atlas grid, is probably continuous, except possibly for some squares in the treeless grassland east of Lake Henshaw (F18 and G18).
The Hermit Thrushes breeding in western Washington and Oregon, and down the California coast in the redwoods, suddenly reverse the trend.
The juveniles are similar to those of the Hermit Thrush, with similar tawny spotting on the upperparts and wing coverts and the same tendency for the spots on the underparts to become bars.
www.sdnhm.org /research/birdatlas/focus/thrush.html   (1835 words)

 Hermitary: the hermit, hermits, anchorites, recluses, eremitism, solitude, silence, simplicity
Hermitary: the hermit, hermits, anchorites, recluses, eremitism, solitude, silence, simplicity
A Pelican in the Wilderness: Hermits and Solitaries by Isabel Colegate.
The Hermits and Anchorites of England by Rotha Mary Clay; and The English Mediaeval Recluse by Francis D. Darwin.
www.hermitary.com   (865 words)

Hermits have a soft, curled belly that squeezes right into the twists and turns of a snail shell.
I found some hermit crabs with lots of sea anemones on their shells and other hermit crabs with only one or two.
Also, some hermits had sea anemones stuck close to the opening of the shell, and some had sea anemones stuck farther back on the shell.
www.units.muohio.edu /dragonfly/houses/hermit.shtml   (640 words)

 HERMIT-CRABS.COM. Your hermit crab care headquarters!
Hermit crabs need a bit more care than generally assumed, but you'll find the results to be very rewarding!
Hermit Crab Association is looking for people who are serious about hermit crabs.
The Hermit Crab Association promotes proper crab care in various ways, from handing our care sheets to posting reports of recommended pet stores throughout the world.
www.hermit-crabs.com   (510 words)

The Syrian hermits, in addition to their solitude, were accustomed to subject themselves to great bodily austerities.
But to guard against the serious dangers of this kind of life, monastic institutes were founded that combined the advantages of solitude with the guidance of a superior and the protection of a rule.
Three congregations of hermits were called after St. Paul, one formed in 1250 in Hungary, another in Portugal, founded by Mendo Gomez de Simbria, who died in 1481, and the third in France, established by Guillaume Callier (1620); these last hermits were known also by the name of the Brothers of Death.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07280a.htm   (987 words)

 Hermit Thrush - South Dakota   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hardier than many of the other thrushes, the Hermit Thrush is usually the earliest spring migrant and latest fall migrant of the group.
Hermit Thrushes are known for their beautiful song.
Hermit Thrushes migrate earlier in the spring and later in the fall than most other thrushes, as they are better at dealing with colder weather.
huskertsd.tripod.com /species/hermit_thrush.htm   (146 words)

 Higher Education and Research | The Insiders' Guide® to Wilmington & North Carolina's Southern Coast
The Fort Fisher hermit himself explained his popularity in an article published in the New Hanover Sun in 1968, “Everybody ought to be a hermit a few minutes to an hour or so every 24 hours, to study, meditate, and commune with their creator...
He wanted to be closer to nature and further from society, an escape that may have been prompted by a painful past (he grew up in a violent, dysfunctional family and his eldest son committed suicide during the Depression).
Michael Edwards, the President of the Hermit Society and author of The Battle for Independence: The Story of the Fort Fisher Hermit, describes how the hermit’s life has become a source of inspiration, “His life is a story made for movies — about adversity and human courage and strength through hardship, failure and disappointment.
www.insiders.com /wilmington/sb-highered.htm   (872 words)

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