from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An anthropoid ape; a simian, such as the chimpanzee, gorilla, orang-utan, and gibbon.
  • noun A supposed ancestor of the human race, advanced a step in intelligence beyond the ape; an ape-man. See Alalus.


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  • He shouted at Robert to duck, and then flung the sack full in the face of the charging man-ape.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • The man-ape was running too, in the opposite direction with a terrified, shrieking Helene under a hairy arm.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • His little eyes glittering wickedly, the man-ape seemed strangely unafraid.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • As the man-ape crushed them into his mouth a foolish expression of ecstasy came over his savage face.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • But the man-ape had a few seconds head-start, and by the time Ki-Gor flashed by the campfire, was out of sight in the velvet blackness of the night.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • As the last man-ape in the square crowded into the dispensary, Krishna slammed the door, hid the key in the folds of his robe, and walked toward Ki-Gor and Robert, smiling.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • It is pedantic, undramatic and destroys the beautiful transition from man-ape to 2001.


  • The fact that one of the first candidates for a man-ape fossil to be discovered turned out to be a hoax provided an excuse for history-deniers to ignore the very numerous fossils that are not hoaxes; and they still haven't stopped crowing about it.

    The Angry Evolutionist

  • You may be sprouting hairs in places that make you entirely certain of the man-ape connection.

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  • If we evolved from simians then why are there still apes in their unchanged form , and at which point did the man-gene walk off in to the sunset and mate with another female simian to make the next stage of the fish/frog,squirill beaver,ape/monkey, man-ape, Homo erectius and modern day man.

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