Definition of Quadrupeds

1. Noun. (plural of quadruped) ¹



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Definition of Quadrupeds

1. quadruped [n] - See also: quadruped

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadrupeds

quadroxide
quadroxides
quadrumana
quadrumane
quadrumanes
quadrumanous
quadrumvir
quadrumvirate
quadrumvirates
quadrumvirs
quadrupartite
quadruped
quadrupedal
quadrupedalism
quadrupedally
quadrupeds (current term)
quadruphite
quadruple
quadruple-click
quadruple-clicked
quadruple-clicking
quadruple-clicks
quadruple amputation
quadruple bluff
quadruple double
quadruple rhythm
quadruple scull
quadruple star
quadruple star system
quadruple star systems

Literary usage of Quadrupeds

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1. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"From being rivals, quadrupeds have now become the assistants of man ... In taking a cursory view of the form of quadrupeds, we may easily perceive that of ..."

2. The Descent of man and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin (1909)
"This being the case, it is improbable that the unions of quadrupeds in a state ... quadrupeds use their voices for various purposes, as a signal of danger, ..."

3. Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the by Charles Lyell, GĂ©rard Paul Deshayes (1832)
"It was, therefore, in a truly philosophical spirit that, relying on the clearness of the evidence obtained respecting the larger quadrupeds, he ventured to ..."

4. Essay on the Theory of the Earth by Georges Cuvier, Robert Jameson, Samuel Latham Mitchill (1818)
"In quadrupeds, on the contrary, even when their entire skeletons are found, there is great difficulty in discovering their distinguishing characters, ..."

5. Essay on the Theory of the Earth by Georges Cuvier, Robert Jameson (1817)
"Naturalists certainly have neither explored all the continents, nor do they as yet know even all the quadrupeds of those parts which have been explored. ..."

6. American Book Prices Current (1921)
"(with quadrupeds of North America, 3 vols., together II vols.), Meirs, G., Nov. 19, '19. (18) $250.00. Mor., ge, Platt, H., Feb. 19, '20. (451) $374.00. ..."

7. Physical Geography by Mary Somerville, Henry Walter Bates (1870)
"European quadrupeds; changes effected in animals through civilization; wild quadrupeds of Europe; some animals limited to certain elevations, ..."

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