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MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

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I bought Sleepy G in the summer of 2017 and didn't hibernate him last year because the gurus on the tortoise forums (cool cats every last one of them) told me that you shouldn't hibernate them in the first year as you couldn't be sure they had eaten for the entire summer.
Some small creatures like the red eft and other salamanders hibernate during the winter.
We have no hard evidence that individuals return to the same hibernaculum each year, but neither of the two individuals we radio-tracked twice, in two separate winters, returned to hibernate in the same place.
Insects hibernate underground, under logs or in your house.
Birds & squirrels Garden animals that don't hibernate - such as birds and squirrels - often rely on the food you provide as their natural food supply dries up in winter.
We dig three different burrows: one for our home, one to use as a hiding place from our enemies, and one to use when it's time to hibernate. Sometimes, though, we just use the same burrow for all our activities.
The shorter hibernating period was another threat which led to significant decline in the population of several species including marmots, chipmunks and brown bears, they said, adding that all these animals were either having shorter hibernating period or not hibernate at all due to global warming.
Species such as the Brimstone, Comma, Peacock and Small Tortoise-T shell hibernate over winter months.
(C) Scientists can learn about some human diseases by studying how bears hibernate.
Where winters are milder, some bat species hibernate in hollows in trees.
A Squirrels do not hibernate in the true sense of the word in the way that bats and dormice do.