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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of copulate.


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  • At her sexual prime, a female chimp advertises her wares with a large pink patch of sexual skin, and for 10 days during a 36-day cycle, she copulates several dozen times a day with every male she can get her hands on.

    Mark Matousek: Why Men and Women Make Different Ethical Choices

  • Maybe he can become a super hero in a Jack Abramoff/Dana Rohrbacher flick, where he is a Senator by day, yet by night, he sniffs out coitus interruptus around the land and makes damn sure each and every American copulates for procreation.


  • For our part, The Consumerist only copulates with food that's certified organic fair-trade.

    Top 10 Worst Marketing Gaffes, Flops, and Disasters - The Consumerist

  • If this is a Natural precept that always enjoined and guided human conduct for as long as human beings were reproducing, it should have been in existence for thousands of years, and applicable and self-evident to every human being who potentially copulates.

    Choice For Men: Do Feminists and Pro-Lifers Make The Same Argument?

  • Nevertheless she copulates with a male, leading him to believe that she is fully healthy.

    Choice For Men: Do Feminists and Pro-Lifers Make The Same Argument?

  • Imagine a female who wants to have a child, so she copulates with the purpose of becoming pregant, and she succeeds.

    Choice For Men: Do Feminists and Pro-Lifers Make The Same Argument?

  • These species were chosen because they represent all the major mating systems, including those in which one female copulates with one male in a fertile period (such as gorillas and gibbons); those in which females copulate highly promiscuously (such as chimpanzees and macaques); and those in which mating practices fall somewhere in between (such as orangutans where a female will copulate with the dominant male, but may also copulate with other males opportunistically).

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  • How it copulates, those who pretend to have seen disagree in their accounts: nor do we know how long the period of gestation lasts.

    The Settlement at Port Jackson

  • Some again, persuaded of the truth of a view resembling that of these philosophers, say that if a man copulates with the right or left testis tied up the result is male or female offspring respectively; so at least Leophanes asserted.

    On the Generation of Animals

  • But the insertion, in the case of the poulps, of the arm of the male into the funnel of the female, by which arm the fishermen say the male copulates with her, is only for the sake of attachment, and it is not an organ useful for generation, for it is outside the passage in the male and indeed outside the body of the male altogether.

    On the Generation of Animals


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