Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who lives in a hut placed in the branches of a tree. Such huts are used by some of the Malay tribes.

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Examples

  • The first is Yves Coppens, who, with his staff, reached the conclusion that “Lucy was a typical tree-dweller and did not walk erect at all.”

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • But no foot bones were found with her skeleton, so researchers have puzzled over whether she walked like modern people or was a blend of ground- and tree-dweller.

    Kin of famous Lucy had feet like modern people

  • You look to be of some importance, despite the fact that you ride with only a dam with hair nigh as red as fire and a worthless tree-dweller.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • And as she saw, she was lifted further into a strange appreciation and shyness of the female body, that banshee with its throat sounds and wet center and locked jaw and tree-dweller toes.

    The Position

  • This tree-dweller, Kaz knew, had seen more years pass than several generations of minotaurs.

    Kaz the Minotaur

  • Saalahan's contribution was a stubby-legged two-meter long tree-dweller that looked like a giant nude mink, which Teal expertly gutted and filleted.

    Mid Flinx

  • It was no tree-dweller but a beast bred on great plains and gaunt mountains.

    Conan the Wanderer

  • The Freudians would say that he is the primitive unconscious, the tree-dweller in us.

    A Dominie in Doubt

  • There was not a single tree-dweller in sight except the first wounded man, and he was already crawling as fast as he could up the bluff.

    The Cave Twins

  • For $20 anyone can restock any bit of woods with the most companionable and most beautiful tree-dweller that nature has given us.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation

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