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  • This paucity of animal life seems inconsistent with the theory that the islands were once connected with the mainland.
  • The paucity of fresh-water forms contrasts sharply with the great abundance of marine genera common in all seas and on every shore.
  • The absence or extreme paucity of mosquitoes no doubt accounts for the infrequency of malarial fever in the interior.
  • The wings, which are not capable of being folded, are usually transparent, but occasionally pigmented and adorned with coloured spots, blotches or bands; the wing-membrane, though sometimes clothed with minute hairs, seldom bears scales; the wing-veins, which are of great importance in the classification of Diptera, are usually few in number and chiefly longitudinal, there being a marked paucity of cross-veins.
  • Its paucity of vowels: for where Hebrew has two full vowels - a long and a short - in gatal, and Arabic has three short vowels in qatala, Aramaic has only one short vowel, the sound `` between q and t being merely a half vowel which is not indicated in Syriac writing.

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