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  • Indians Orang-outang, that is satyrs, or woodmen ....

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • James Barbot ( "A Voyage to Congo River," Churchill, vol.v. p. 512,) tells us in 1700 that the "kingdom of Angola, or Dongo, produces many such extraordinary apes in the woods; they are called by the blacks Quojas morrow, and by the Indians Orang - outang, that is satyrs, or woodmen ....

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1

  • Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue featured an orangutan --- or ourang-outang as Poe called it.

    Collaboration in the Stygian Swamp | The Stiletto Gang

  • When Americans gravitate to media outlets tailored to their point of view, do they greet snarky comments as subscribers to Democratic Party newspapers in the nineteenth century did when they read that Abraham Lincoln was an "ourang outang" -- as rabid reinforcement of what they already think or believe?

    Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler: Juvenal Delinquencies

  • If so, I think one may be better off with an orang-outang, a Tenasserim gibbon or the like.

    You think because a chimpanzee knows you, he doesn't hate you?

  • The screams of women suddenly and strangely raised, was the first thing that arrested the departure of the multitude, when those who glanced their eyes back, saw Sylvan, the great ourang-outang, produce himself in the lists, to their surprise and astonishment.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Some bills now got into the box, and were read by Sir Theophilus, announcing a superb exhibition of wild beasts for the next day, consisting chiefly of monkies who could perform various feats, and a famous ourang outang, just landed from Africa.

    Camilla

  • The ourang outang was now announced, and Mrs. Arlbery immediately left the booth, accompanied by her party, and speedily followed by Edgar.

    Camilla

  • But in long – departed ages there the orang – outang was ruler.

    Peer Gynt

  • Were we to be driven out of India this day, nothing would remain, to tell that it had been possessed, during the inglorious period of our dominion, by anything better than the ouran-outang or the tiger.

    The Allure of the Same: Robert Southey's Welsh Indians and the Rhetoric of Good Colonialism

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