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  • n. Plural form of newt.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • It should be understood that this cultural ascent was not always smooth and without internal disagreements; we know remarkably little about the internal affairs of the newts, but there are some indications (such as newts found dead with cuts to their noses and heads) that, under the ocean, there was a long, protracted and passionate dispute under the ocean between the young newts and the old.

    The War with the Newts


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