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  • adj. That moves by the use of limbs; especially by swinging through the trees using the arms
  • v. Present participle of brachiate.


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  • What we simian, brachiating, favourite-spanner-dragging hardware types call ‘not man enough for the job’.

    Blatancy Award

  • Other David Attenborough classics from YouTube: hermaphroditic Leopard slugs mating while suspended by a twisted rope of their own comingled slug mucus, superb male Lyrebird audio mimicry camera shutters, car alarms, chainsaws in order to attract a female to admire his plumage, Capercaille mating display, brachiating Gibbons in the forests of Borneo, scary bat-hunting centipede, red Christmas Island crabs spawning by the millions.

    The world curated by David Attenborough | Letter Never Sent

  • His arms and upper lip were so long that I suspected he might enjoy brachiating now and then.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Methuselah was brachiating madly through the cage screaming as only a rhesus can scream.

    The Hunger

  • Halrloprillalar's people must be closer to their brachiating past than Earth's people.

    The Ringworld Engineers

  • Nothing (much) beats the sight of a gibbon brachiating its way joyfully through the forest.

    Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums

  • Space Chimps is an entirely adequate entry in the genre, and earns points for being easy to learn and maximizing the potential fun that can be had with brachiating chimp heroes.


  • "There were clumps of forest filled with strange, intertwined trees and brachiating fungi.

    The Cat is a Metaphor

  • Chimps have great hand eye coordination when it comes to brachiating through trees, but the fine manipulation of their fingers and forearms isn’t there.

    One of the (many) things that drive me bats - The Panda's Thumb

  • Seventy thousand dollars’ worth of brachiating boobies.

    The Hunger


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