Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being prehensile.

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Examples

  • She must speak and she must speak with prehensility, for not even her thumbs would stop him a second time.

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  • ” All their statesmen learn the irresistibility of the tide of custom and have invented many fine phrases to cover this slowness of perception, and prehensility of tail.

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  • All their statesmen learn the irresistibility of the tide of custom, and have invented many fine phrases to cover this slowness of perception, and prehensility of tail.

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  • A predatory meat cylinder, rope limbs unrolling, finding a ship’s rail with ghastly prehensility.

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  • You are the Opossum of the Future, the ultimate Fittest Survivor of our species, the ripe result of progressive prehensility - all tail! "

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  • You are the Opossum of the Future, the ultimate Fittest Survivor of our species, the ripe result of progressive prehensility -- all tail! "

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