from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the Carnaria; a carnivorous mammal.
  • n. [⟨ F. carnassière: see carnassial.] A carnassial tooth.


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  • That he was a mystic is clear to biologists from the fact that, having rejected the explanatory value of adaptation for survival, he fell back on the proposition that if the tiger has flesh-tearing teeth, it is because, during its evolution, it acquired a 'carnivorous soul' (une 'ame de carnassier').

    In the Genes


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