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  • n. Plural form of mongoose.


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  • Very few mongooses, however old and wise, care to follow a cobra into its hole.

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  • Accustomed to hearing the comforting lullabies of police sirens through the windows of my 12th-floor Manhattan apartment, sleeping downhill from an extinct volcano, with polar bears—I guess they could have been mongooses—rooting around the yard made me feel like I was trapped inside Jacob's jungle shack on "Lost."

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  • When he last wandered around center, LeBron James was a Cleveland Cavalier, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston were quarreling like mongooses, and England actually thought it had a crack in the World Cup.

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  • Banded mongooses are champion chompers, with needlelike teeth for eating insects, lizards, and small rodents, which are excavated with sharp claws.


  • Still, she was a girl, and everybody knew that girls were hotter than mongooses and certain to lose their virginity at the faintest hint of an opportunity.

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  • If George W. Bush really wants to help John McCain, the best way to do it is avoid the Senator like a swimming pool full of squirming mongooses.

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  • On this album from Roller Ship ahbez sings of mynah birds, snakes being chased by mongooses, and his banana, in no particular order of significance.

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  • Nandinia is not close to civets and genets, but is in fact a basal feliformian (Flynn et al. 2005); oriental linsangs (Prionodon) are not viverrids, but in fact the sister-taxon to cats (Gaubert & Cordeiro-Estrela 2006, Gaubert & Veron 2003); and Madagascan carnivorans are also not viverrids, but closer to mongooses (Gaubert et al. 2005).

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  • Its numbers plummeted when predators such as dogs, cats and mongooses arrived with colonists.

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  • They are carnivores more closely related to mongooses and cats than to dogs.



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