Lycos is a great multimedia searching website. It has great capabilities of searching FTP sites. Even though its database isn't that big, but it is one of the few search engines that can use a NEAR search. Lycos has grown very quickly and has many things.
Lycos Search Laws
|Type of Search||How to do this||Example(s)|
|AND Search||Put a plus sign in front of words/phrases used in search.||+falcon +"falco peregrinus"|
|NOT Search||Use minus sign to exclude word/phrase.||Mariana Trench -band|
|OR Search||Type your search with spaces between the words/phrases you want to have an OR search.||"Peregrine Falcon" peregrine|
|Phrase||Use double quotes around the phrase||"birthday presents"||NEAR Search||Use NEAR/ to specify how many words between all the way up to 25. If you just put NEAR, it will turn up 25 words.||Barney NEAR/2 Friends|