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  • noun Plural form of animal.


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  • So, as the only way to save the other animals from being all killed, _God has made some special animals to fight those deadly animals_.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Book One Sarath Kumar Ghosh

  • We say _lower animals_, because man is really an animal, a member of the great animal kingdom, though not a beast -- at least he should not be a beast, though some animals in human form approach very closely to the line that separates humanity from brutes.

    Plain Facts for Old and Young John Harvey Kellogg 1897

  • And _All elephants are sagacious_ does not limit sagacity to elephants: regarding 'sagacious' as possibly denoting many animals of many species that exhibit the quality, this proposition is equivalent to '_All elephants are_ some _sagacious animals_.'

    Logic Deductive and Inductive Carveth Read 1889

  • Once again, Sokwe teaches Barrington Bear the names of all of these animals in Swahili as well as some of the animals´ behavioural patterns and idocycrisies.

    American Chronicle 2008

  • Under the systems of older naturalists the thick-skinned animals were lumped together under the order UNGULATA, or _hoofed animals_, subdivided by Cuvier into _Pachydermata_, or thick-skinned non-ruminants, and _Ruminantia_, or ruminating animals; but neither the elephant nor the coney can be called hoofed animals, and in other respects they so entirely differ from the rest that recent systematists have separated them into three distinct orders -- _Proboscidea_, _Hyracoidea_ and _Ungulata_, which classification I here adopt.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon Robert Armitage Sterndale 1870

  • Maybe that’s what happened at the end of the Mesolithic: Maybe one group decided that it was immoral to eat animals and started trying to cultivate grains maybe even to mimic animals…

    Are we meat eaters or vegetarians? Part I | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D. 2009

  • Hydrostatic shock in animals is an extremely twisted notion.

    Bucking Slug Recoil 2009

  • A drug, which has only been previously tested in animals, is given to a small number of healthy and disease-free people, mostly men, often unemployed, who then undergo painful, embarrassing and risky procedures? for money.

    The unacceptable face of medical research Ben Goldacre 2010

  • The implied suggestion seems to be that observation of homosexual behavior in animals is the same as the observation of homosexual behavior in humans.

    Think Progress » ACLU will sue high school that canceled prom to stop lesbians from attending. 2010

  • Hydrostatic shock in animals is an extremely twisted notion.

    Bucking Slug Recoil 2009


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