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  • noun Plural form of newt.

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Examples

  • On the site at Churchill Road, Church Stretton, where new affordable homes and a sheltered housing complex are going to be created, the start of work has been delayed while a colony of newts is moved.

    Newts from Shropshire

  • On the site at Churchill Road, Church Stretton, where new affordable homes and a sheltered housing complex are going to be created, the start of work has been delayed while a colony of newts is moved.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Distributed around the globe today are around twenty thousand million civilised newts, which is about ten times more than all people put together; it is both a matter of historical logic and biological necessity that the newts that man has subjugated will some day free themselves; that being homogenous they will unite; and that thus having become the greatest power the world has ever seen they will take over.

    The War with the Newts

  • In response, others objected that as the newts were a kind of intelligent being and to a large extent responsible for their actions they might freely find various ways of violating existing laws.

    The War with the Newts

  • Here there were two views in opposition to each other; one side acknowledged the newts as a new working class and strove to have all social legislation extended to them, regulating length of working day, paid holidays, insurance for invalidity and old age and so on; the other view, in contrast, declared that the newts were a growing danger as competition for human manpower and working newts were anti-social and should simply be banned.

    The War with the Newts

  • The newts were a simply a matter of quantity; they had achieved their epoch-making changes because there were so many of them.

    The War with the Newts

  • In this way it was made explicit that the newts were a sort of nation.

    The War with the Newts

  • "People often call newts 'askers,' papa," said Willy, "and the lads of the village always kill them when they catch them; they say their bite is poisonous."

    Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children

  • Salamanders have various common names, some being called newts, others water-dogs or mud-puppies.

    Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts

  • The protein is missing in lower species such as newts, but exists in birds and mammals.

    Scientists Find New Way to Regenerate Tissue

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