Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hut erected in the branches of a tree: used by some Malay tribes.

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Examples

  • Impatient with the situation, Quaritch decides to drink coffee and launch an airstrike against Neytiri's tree-dwelling tribe, at which point Sully, Augustine, and a few other characters who may or may not have names, side with the Na'vi and round up tribal warriors from all over (no inter-tribal warfare, remember?) to duke it out with the humans in a big helicopter-vs. -dragon battle amongst a maze of giant floating mountains.

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  • Before he can even bring the tree-dwelling creature in, Bell — who cries if she's not "between a three and a seven on the emotional scale" — sensed its presence and, unable to manage her excitement like any true sloth lover, curls up in the fetal position and has a full-fledged and hilarious emotional meltdown.

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  • But Red-Eye had reverted to the more primitive tree-dwelling type.

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  • And he found head-hunting, tree-dwelling anthropophagi instead.

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  • The behaviour of this tree-dwelling macaque has also been affected: it is spending more time on the ground and are forced to eat different foods due to logging and new plantations.

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  • Small, nocturnal, tree-dwelling primate of Africa with large eyes 8

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  • She's familiar with "the intense red known as worm scarlet ... extracted from tree-dwelling insects" and the blue, "intense as a midsummer sky, obtained from grinding precious lapis lazuli."

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  • He laughed and jeered at Jerry with falsetto chucklings that were more like the jungle-noises of tree-dwelling creatures, half-bird and half-man, than of a man, all man, and therefore a god.

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  • David Souter, for example, was on the bench for several years before it became clear he was a tree-dwelling marsupial.

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  • Little is known about these shy, tree-dwelling animals.

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