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STARNBERG

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 799 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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STARNBERG, a village and climatic health resort of Germany, in the kingdom of Bavaria, on the Starnberger See, 16 m. by rail S. from Munich. Pop. (19o5), 3257. It has an evangelical and a Roman Catholic church, an old castle (now government offices) and a bathing establishment. The Starnberger See (or Wurmsee) is a lake with a length of 12 m., a breadth of 3 m., and covering 23 sq. m. Its greatest depth is about 400 ft. The lake is girdled by hills, studded with attractive villa residences, commanding beautiful and extensive views of the Alps. On the Roseninsel, an island in the lake, remains of lacustrine dwellings have been discovered. The waters abound in fish. In the summer steamboats ply, touching at all the villages lying on the shores. See Ule, Der Wiirmsee in Oberbayern (Leipzig, 190,). STAR-NOSED MOLE (Condylura cristata), a North American species, the single representative of its genus. In burrowing habits it resembles the European mole, but is distinguished from all other members of the family Talpidae by the presence of a ring of tentacles round the nostrils, probably serving as organs of touch.
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