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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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  • [8] Baboons move through dense jungle by brachiation in other words moving from branch to branch of the jungle Trees.

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  • 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.

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  • Indeed, brachiation amongst Republicans might be an easier read.

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  • 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.

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  • I often have dreams where i get around via brachiation, or swinging from objects hand over hand like a gibbon .

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  • Why does a habitual biped Homo sap display evidence of brachiation adaptation?

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  • The maskings and the brachiation ladder are all part of an effort to develop the whole child, intellectually, physically and socially.

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  • That means swinging across a “brachiation ladder,” wooden monkey bars that Randy built.

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  • When she was 13 months old, Anderson had Morgan hang from a "brachiation bar" for longer and longer intervals, to prepare her for the Top Stories

  • Planet of the Apes, leading to a lot of hilarity and brachiation.)

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