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  • n. Plural form of gnawer.

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Examples

  • The death pains personified may, however, be meant; so "gnawers" (see on [534] Job 30: 17).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • If the gnawers kill Boots, it seems that Gregor, the Warrior won't be able to protect the Underland anymore.

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  • North America, on the other hand, is characterised (putting on one side a few wandering species) by numerous peculiar gnawers, and by four genera (the ox, sheep, goat, and antelope) of hollow-horned ruminants, of which great division South America is not known to possess a single species.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • In this collection there are extinct species of all the thirty-two genera, excepting four, of the terrestrial quadrupeds now inhabiting the provinces in which the caves occur; and the extinct species are much more numerous than those now living: there are fossil ant-eaters, armadillos, tapirs, peccaries, guanacos, opossums, and numerous South American gnawers and monkeys, and other animals.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Antlers are shed between December and March, but are rarely found because they are eaten so quickly by mice and other gnawers of the forest floor.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • Corrodentia: an ordinal term meaning gnawers: net-veined or wingless: mandibulate, mouth formed for gnawing; transformation incomplete; thorax incompletely agglutinated: = Psocoptera: includes

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • North America, on the other hand, is characterized (putting on one side a few wandering species) by numerous peculiar gnawers, and by four genera (the ox, sheep, goat, and antelope) of hollow-horned ruminants, of which great division South America is not known to possess a single species.

    Chapter VII

  • Buffon's higgledy-piggledy plan are almost ludicrously evident, for flesh-eaters, fruit-eaters, insect-eaters, and gnawers rub shoulders with colossal indifference.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 15 — Science

  • These creatures are classed by some naturalists among the Monkeys by reason of being "four-handed," while others are disposed to consider as still more important their marked relationship with, and affinity to, the marsupials, gnawers and insect-feeders.

    A Series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga

  • Of our mammals, a few of the rodents or gnawers, as the ground-hogs, gophers and chipmunks, hibernate in burrows deep enough to escape the cold, and either feed on a stored supply of food, or, like the snakes and crayfish, do not feed at all.

    A Book of Natural History Young Folks' Library Volume XIV.

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