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- n. An animal having four hands and feet with opposable digits, specifically a member of the now obsolete order of mammals Quadrumana, comprising all non-human primates; a primate.
- adj. Pertaining to such an animal; quadrumanous; loosely, "ape-like".
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Quadrumana.
Il s'agissait done d'un autre quadrumane litteraire.
From the lowest vertebrate, in Mr. Darwin's plexus, to the highest quadrumane (his nearest allied type to man), covering almost an infinite variety of distinct living forms, the distance to be traversed, in order to reach man, is hardly more than one-third the length of the still unlinked and uncompleted chain.
Traces of the quadrumane, or monkey, have been found in the older tertiaries of
Accordingly its illustrious sponsor offered it to the world as an _irregular quadrumane_.
This _quadrumane_ without hands -- this _edentate_ whose molars are preceded by magnificent canines -- this enigma of nature, created for the confusion and despair of all classification -- does, I must in all humility confess, completely upset the rule I laid down so stringently when speaking of the horse, as to the objects for which canine teeth were framed.
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