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  • n. Plural form of fossa. (the mammal)

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  • This size would have made it the largest predator on Madagascar, and given that prehistoric Madagascar was also home to giant eagles and fossas, the lemurs, elephant birds and other animals of the island would certainly have lived in fear of formidable predators.

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  • Just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, I've also seen fossa (fossas pl.?) in Madagascar.

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  • Pliny, in his third book, says that from time immemorial the people of the southern coasts of Spain believed that the sea had forced a passage between Calpe and Abila: “Indigenæ columnas Herculis vocant, creduntque per fossas exclusa antea admisisse maria, et rerum naturæ mutasse faciem.”

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  • [Gambil species Aromatis] In quodam loco præfatæ vallis est planicies, vbi per plures fossas effodiunt homines Gambil, quod comeditur loco specierum aromaticarum, et per villas defertur venale, sed et hoc audiui, quòd nulla ibi fossa ita valet exhauriri, si dimittatur per annum, quin inueniatur de prædicta Gambil impleta.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • [Gambil species Aromatis] In quodam loco pr鎓at� vallis est planicies, vbi per plures fossas effodiunt homines Gambil, quod comeditur loco specierum aromaticarum, et per villas defertur venale, sed et hoc audiui, qu騞 nulla ibi fossa ita valet exhauriri, si dimittatur per annum, quin inueniatur de pr鎑icta Gambil impleta.

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  • ASSOCIACAO BRASILEIRA DE NORMAS TECNICAS (1982) Construcao e instalcao de fossas septicas e disposicao dos efluentes finais.

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  • ASSOCIAO BRASILEIRA DE NORMAS TCNICAS (1982) Construcao e instalcao de fossas septicas e disposicao dos efluentes finais.

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  • Experts said the status of fossas in the wild is unknown due to the rarity of sightings.

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  • Officials said fossas, native to Madagascar, resemble mountain lions but feature primate-like agility and are most closely related to the mongoose.

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  • It's a story that involves the extinction of other lemurs, giant fossas and eagles, and a social system that has yet to be properly ironed out.

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