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  • As we discussed in the previous chapter, it is scientifically responsible to consider first various horse-like explanations—such as fraud, misperceptions, and placebo or mind-body effects—before entertaining zebra-like explanations—such as genuine assistance from deceased physicians, angels, and ultimately, the Sacred.

    The Sacred Promise

  • A true zebra-like presentation of a condition that isn't all that rare.

    Horse-Zebra Hybrid

  • Some boast puffy eyes and cheeks that look as though they're ready to pop; others have zebra-like stripes.

    Finding Nemo

  • But then, what splendid fires blazed continually on the hearths of Granite House, the smoke marking the granite wall with long, zebra-like streaks!

    The Mysterious Island

  • Genetic material had already been extracted from Egyptian mummies, and from the hide of a quagga, a zebra-like African animal that had become extinct in the 1880s.

    Jurassic Park

  • _Arisæma zebrinum_, as given, belongs really to a variety of _A. triphyllum_, but the type is marked in its flowers zebra-like, and there are many shades and colours of it, therefore both or either of the names may be used for the different forms, with a fair degree of propriety, as in fact they are.

    Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.

  • Flashing bullets, too, drew zebra-like stripes across the sky, and with the cannonade and the rumbling of the airplanes we heard the lament of the Dunkirk sirens announcing the dreaded arrival of the huge 380 shells upon the town, where here and there fires broke out.

    Georges Guynemer

  • I have myself recently bred a foal from a bay mare (offspring of a Turkoman horse and a Flemish mare) by a bay English race horse; this foal when a week old was marked on its hinder quarters and on its forehead with numerous, very narrow, dark, zebra-like bars, and its legs were feebly striped: all the stripes soon disappeared completely.

    V. Laws of Variation. Specific Characters More Variable Than Generic Characters

  • The quagga, though so plainly barred like a zebra over the body, is without bars on the legs; but Dr. Gray has figured one specimen with very distinct zebra-like bars on the hocks.

    V. Laws of Variation. Specific Characters More Variable Than Generic Characters

  • A moment later the door opened, and Isaac Feinsilver entered, immaculately clothed in a suit of zebra-like design.

    Abe and Mawruss Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter

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