from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name applied to various spider-monkeys, particularly to the white-bellied species, Ateles beelzebuth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A spider monkey (
Ateles belzebuth) of Central and South America.
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The process of cooking came next, and this Guapo made more tedious than it might have been, as he was resolved to dress the marimonda after the manner practised by the Indians, and which by them is esteemed the best.
A movement was visible among the leaves; the marimonda was seen to turn and double about, and pluck something from its side; and then the broken arrow came glancing among the twigs, and fell to the ground.
The marimonda was becoming charred and black, and would soon be ready for mastication.
He had already inserted another arrow into his gravatána, and was raising his tube to bend it, when, all at once, there was a loud rustling among the leaves above -- a large marimonda that had returned from the band was seen springing out upon the branch -- he was the husband and father!
Then the marimonda, running out as far as the branch would bear him, would wrap a few inches of his tail around it and spring off into the air.
The marimonda is far from being a handsome monkey.
The marimonda is one of the largest of South American monkeys, being about three feet standing upon its hind-legs, with a tail of immense length, thick and strong near the root, and tapering to a point.
Guapo sat by the fire patiently awaiting the "doing" of the marimonda.
There are several species of them known -- the coaita, the white-faced, the black cayou, the beelzebub, the chamek, the black-handed, and the marimonda.
Guapo sat by the fire, now and again raking up the cinders with a long pole which he held in his hand, while his eyes from time to time rested on the marimonda that was directly in front of him, _vis-à-vis_.