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- proper n. A taxonomic species within the genus Gorilla — western gorilla.
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(nomenclature even less justifiable than Gorilla gorilla as used by zoologists, I should say), rubbed me a bit the wrong way in its bland assumption that Kenneth Grahame's Mole was known only to English children.
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