releasing rare sp. localities

Hugh D. Wilson wilson at BIO.TAMU.EDU
Fri Dec 6 08:35:36 CST 1996

for 'elevation' my dictionary says:  "1. the height to which
something is elevated or to which it rises.  2. the altitude of a
place above sea level or ground level."

So, seems that you need to place some blame for this atrocity on
Random House

> I think that the survey boys in the US have set the pace for the use of
> ELEVATION, as I have noted at "high spots" phrases such as "ELEVATION
> 5200 FEET" on US roads.

Hugh D. Wilson
Texas A&M University - Biology
h-wilson at (409-845-3354)

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