from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of molossoid emballonurine bats.


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  • "In the evening of the 2d of June, 1858, in Bombay, while looking through a microscope at some _Euglenæ_, etc., which had been placed aside for examination in a watch-glass, my eye fell upon a stalked and triangular _acineta_ (_A. mystacina?

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals


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