Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of several different species of bats

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Examples

  • Some of the definitions of this rare _chat-sauvage, _ indeed, might have answered for specifications of a griffin, or of a vampire-bat.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • But as your actual father, if you'll allow me to say so, is one of the finest specimens of the human vampire-bat in captivity, something has got to be done about it, and you're dashed lucky to have me in your corner, a guide, philosopher, and friend, full of the fruitiest ideas.

    Indiscretions of Archie

  • But she's a sort of human vampire-bat, and she'll make things most fearfully unpleasant for me when I go back to England.

    Death at the Excelsior And Other Stories

  • Nearly half way up was a great wide ledge or platform larger than any of the market-places in the City in the Clouds, and upon this there had been fashioned from the solid rock a colossal representation of the vampire-bat, the device borne upon the banners of Mo.

    The Great White Queen A Tale of Treasure and Treason

  • Also he did not think he could do any good by going, since after "sucking him as dry as an orange" with reference to religious matters "that old vampire-bat Oro had just thrown him away like the rind," and, he might add, "seemed no better for the juice he had absorbed."

    When the World Shook; being an account of the great adventure of Bastin, Bickley and Arbuthnot

  • I have dissected the eyes of a vampire-bat -- very interesting work, very.

    Ziska

  • It is true one doesn't often see a woman with the eyes of a vampire-bat; but there is nothing to be frightened about.

    Ziska

  • Her eyes glistened strangely in the evening light with that peculiar fiery glow which had made Dr. Dean once describe them as being like the eyes of a vampire-bat, and there was something curiously impressive in her gesture as she once more pointed to the towering structure which loomed against the heavens, with one star flashing immediately above it.

    Ziska

  • There are no historical costumes, few eccentricities or monsters: only a few "vampire-bat" head-dresses abruptly break the effect of the peaked caps and the hoods ....

    Two Years in the French West Indies

  • By certain mysterious signs, known only to the family Brahman, it had been decided ten years ago that the soul of our host's elder brother had incarnated in this blood-thirsty vampire-bat.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

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