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  • Peter Petrelli - Mimicry is one of the coolest powers and needs to be utilized more, though it is also in danger of making a character too powerful.

    Spoilery Thoughts on Heroes

  • Mimicry, which is treated under another chapter, comes under the head of passive defence, and form and colour play an important part in it.

    The Human Side of Animals

  • Mimicry, which is the common and favorite amusement of little low minds, is in the utmost contempt with great ones.

    Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1748

  • Mr. Bates (the author of the very interesting work "The Naturalist on the River Amazons," and the discoverer of "Mimicry") found that these conspicuous butterflies had a very strong and disagreeable odour; so much so that any one handling them and squeezing them, as a collector must do, has his fingers stained and so infected by the smell, as to require time and much trouble to remove it.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • In the essay on "Mimicry," it is shown how important a part the necessity for protection has played, in determining the external form and colouration, and sometimes even the internal structure of animals.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

  • "Mimicry" proper is often confused with "protective resemblance," and it will be advisable to begin with the consideration of the latter.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • There's another track, "Mimicry", and I think about that, I

    The Wire

  • In Nicaragua he devoted special attention to those wonderful protective resemblances, especially among insects, which Bates had explained by his theory of "Mimicry;" and as the subject crops up again and again in this book, the non-scientific reader will find it helpful to have before him an outline of the expanded and completed theory -- though he should be warned that some writers have been too much inclined to attribute to "mimicry" any accidental resemblance between two species.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • "Mimicry boosts the personal connection with people that you're talking to," he says.

    How to Read a Job Ad

  • Mimicry and foraging behaviour of two tropical sand-flat octopus species off North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

    World Wide Mind


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