Definitions

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  • n. The ring-tailed lemur.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The ringtailed lemur (Lemur catta) of Madagascar. Its long tail is annulated with black and white.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The macaco, or ruffed lemur, Lemur varius.
  • n. Plural of varus.

Etymologies

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Compare French vari.

Examples

  • The Fisherman looked into the water and was much astonished to see therein vari coloured fishes, white and red, blue and yellow; however he cast his net and, hauling it in, saw that he had netted four fishes, one of each colour.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Of the three main ideas which enter into the theory of evolution, namely vari - ation, heredity, and selection, it is the last that has had the most profound repercussions in its application to human affairs.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Species - or other taxon-based measures of biodiversity, however, rarely capture key attributes such as vari­ability, function, quantity, and distribution — all of which provide insight into the roles of biodiversity.

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Biodiversity Synthesis~ Key Questions on Biodiversity in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

  • The monastery floor was paved with every kind of vari coloured marbles and mosaic work, and in the midst stood a basin that held four and twenty jetting fountains of gold, whence the water ran like molten silver; whilst at the upper end stood a throne spread with silks fit only for

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The monastery floor was paved with every kind of vari coloured marbles and mosaic work, and in the midst stood a basin that held four and twenty jetting fountains of gold, whence the water ran like molten silver; whilst at the upper end stood a throne spread with silks fit only for Kings.

    Arabian nights. English

  • But, I have to say my all time favorite is my Remington model 7 in 7mm-08 with a vari-x III 2. 5-8.

    30:06 or 7mm

  • Strange flashes of vari-colored, rainbow light began to appear and disappear on the path before me.

    Moon Face:The Shadow and the Flash

  • I saw the dark blotch move swiftly across the court, and a brilliant burst of vari-colored light moving with equal swiftness to meet it; and then shadow and flash came together and there was the sound of unseen blows.

    Moon Face:The Shadow and the Flash

  • Now and again the dog emitted the vari-colored light-flashes I have mentioned.

    Moon Face:The Shadow and the Flash

  • Still, I managed to keep myself in hand, till the vari-colored lights persisted for a space of fully twenty seconds, dancing and flashing in continuous play.

    Moon Face:The Shadow and the Flash

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