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- n. Movement by swinging the arms from one hold to the next.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of swinging by the arms from tree to tree, a method of locomotion employed by the gibbons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. swinging by the arms from branch to branch
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 Baboons move through dense jungle by brachiation in other words moving from branch to branch of the jungle Trees.
A gibbon moves through the forest so efficiently, swinging from branch to branch in a motion called brachiation, because it captures the energy from each swing to drive the next one, while keeping its body almost still.
Indeed, brachiation amongst Republicans might be an easier read.
Seen from this point of view, the study of the persistence, change, and brachiation of a social practice or traditional technology is a genuinely fascinating window into patterns of human activity over time.
I often have dreams where i get around via brachiation, or swinging from objects hand over hand like a gibbon .
Why does a habitual biped Homo sap display evidence of brachiation adaptation?
The maskings and the brachiation ladder are all part of an effort to develop the whole child, intellectually, physically and socially.
That means swinging across a “brachiation ladder,” wooden monkey bars that Randy built.
When she was 13 months old, Anderson had Morgan hang from a "brachiation bar" for longer and longer intervals, to prepare her for the
Planet of the Apes, leading to a lot of hilarity and brachiation.)