How To Use Omnivorous In A Sentence

  • The fact that many crustaceans, being omnivorous, may act as scavengers and eat the corpses of fellow aquatic creatures need not be a deterrent.
  • Carnivory is the rule for softshells, but some species are omnivorous.
  • The ability of snails to hydrolyze plant polysaccharides xylan, mannan, starch and cellulose as well as chitin, an animal and fungal polysaccharide, is probably an indication of their omnivorous diet. Archive 2006-04-01
  • They are omnivorous, eating native birds and eggs, which they steal from the nest, and competing for food with birds.
  • The ornithomimids' beaked jaws were probably weak; it is thought that they may have been omnivorous, eating small animals and maybe some plant material.
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  • Might that be no more than a coded way of drawing attention to an ability to accept compromise, an omnivorousness, and a variety of output that makes his oeuvre - in the language of the motor industry - somehow unintegrated?
  • One of the major benefits of using omnivorous predators as biological control agents is the potential for predicting and promoting their efficacy.
  • The omnivorous black rat consumes seeds, flowers and fruits, and many small animals.
  • The spines of the omnivorous pencil-spined urchin (Eucidaris thouarsii) extend outward from its body. There are some 700 species of sea urchins worldwide.
  • So omnivorous is the Chinese appetite for imports that when the country ran short of scrap metal in early 2004, manhole covers disappeared from cities all over the world. links for 2008-04-10 « Skid Roche
  • Omnivorous, mainly vegetarians in the winter, jays eat many kinds of nuts and seeds, including acorns, beechnuts, grain, berries, and small fruit.
  • Mallards are omnivorous, eating seeds, stems, and roots from a variety of aquatic plants, especially sedges, grasses, pondweeds, and smartweeds.
  • Brown bears are omnivorous, eating anything that they can get their paws on.
  • An omnivorous troubadour, he roves from Manchester libraries to Colombian villages to salvage musical traditions – with recordings that move from Berber beats to the raptures of a raga, from the thrilling stillness of an Armenian lament to the sprightliness of an Elizabethan galliard. In praise of … Jordi Savall | Editorial
  • Second, white all fish populations take a hit in their rapidly shrinking world during a drought, the smaller, omnivorous species may bounce back explosively afterward; the mosquito fish, for example, can breed every three months.
  • A voracious appetite, omnivorous, suitable for a bear.
  • Their dentition was rather unspecialized and versatile, suggesting an omnivorous lifestyle.
  • She was cruel, omnivorous, heartless - and yet it seemed as if she cared about Margarite and Celeste even as she sought to manipulate them. FLOATING CITY
  • It might be kloonobargan, the hairy, man-eating savages; or a tharban, that most frightful of lion-like carnivores; or a basto, a huge, omnivorous beast that bears some slight resemblance to the American bison; or, perhaps worst of all, ordinary human beings like yourself, but with a low evaluation of life -- that is, your life. Escape on Venus
  • Animals that are coated with tessellates-such as the lizard and the other quadrupeds, and the serpents-are omnivorous: at all events they are carnivorous and graminivorous; and serpents, by the way, are of all animals the greatest gluttons. The History of Animals
  • But more importantly, the divide between the powerful and non-powerful people in society seems to relate to those who are 'omnivorous', engaging both in old fashioned snob culture classical music, ballet, reading classic books, etc and more popular forms. Hobbies key to class, says study
  • By Early Triassic times, cynodonts had diverged into large predaceous carnivores such as Cynognathus and moderate large omnivorous and herbivorous types such as Trirachodon and Diademodon.
  • Since black crappie are omnivorous, they eat the fingerlings of many other fish, including those of its predators: pike, walleye, muskellunge, etc.
  • They are best described as omnivorous, their diet consisting of fruit, including grass seeds, and in most cases other animals, either hunted or scavenged, along with anything else available and easily digested. Ardi is a million years older than Lucy - The Panda's Thumb
  • Frugivorous and nectarivorous birds have lower endogenous N losses and lower N equilibrium than granivorous and omnivorous birds.
  • Brown bears are omnivorous, eating anything that they can get their paws on.
  • In Australia dwells a nearly extinct creature called the boodie, an omnivorous and nocturnal burrowing animal "like a kangaroo no bigger than a modest teddy bear" with "a particular appetite for underground fungi," writes Tim Winton in the environmental lit journal Utne Reader Latest 10 Articles
  • The omnivorous scavengers could find food sources virtually anywhere and could survive without human care in the proper environment.
  • The overall craniodental morphology of the etruscan bear, U. etruscus, is similar to that of modern brown bears, Ursus arctos, thus suggesting that this extinct species was also omnivorous.
  • And I realized: the unapologetic nature of my musical omnivorousness owes a great deal to Michael Jackson, to the ubiquitous success of Thriller, to the fait accompli integration of MTV, to the demonstration that, even in the hyper-capitalist (and subtly discriminatory) wonderland of the Reagan 80s, sheer audacious talent could refuse to be marginalized. Archive 2009-06-01
  • I am not so sure of their total digestion, but I do recognize their omnivorousness, their heaping the plate with every piping-hot vice and outrage they could muster.
  • Animals that are coated with tessellates-such as the lizard and the other quadrupeds, and the serpents-are omnivorous: at all events they are carnivorous and graminivorous; and serpents, by the way, are of all animals the greatest gluttons. The History of Animals
  • As explained by Mike Jones, who had come to Google as an executive of Keyhole, the satellite mapping company Google had purchased in 2003, Street View, emerged as a consequence of the omnivorous hunger for geodata. In the Plex
  • I sometimes throw in "omnivorous" alongside "omniscient" and "omnipotent" when mentioning the classic attributes ascribed to God, just to see whether people are paying attention, or are pleased as long as what is said about God is prefaced by "omni". Time To End The Kindergarten Revolution
  • Sea turtles are omnivorous and feed on a variety of sponges, cnidarians, mollusks, crustaceans, algae, plants, and fish.
  • The omnivorous scavengers could find food sources virtually anywhere and could survive without human care in the proper environment.
  • Big-eyed bugs are omnivorous, generalist predators and their diverse range of prey species includes aphids and lepidopteran eggs.
  • These features correlate with the more or less omnivorous diet of pigs and peccaries.
  • I'm going to forward the link to my vegetarian mate J who, like most vegetarians I know, is pasty and feeble-looking and needs desperately to sink his shamefully underutilised, omnivorous gnashers into a fat, bloody steak.
  • Many avians are omnivorous and appreciate the kind of high-quality protein provided by bugs on the wing.
  • When predators are omnivorous, prey may avoid predators that have fed on conspecific prey, but they may lack such a response if these same predators have consumed other food sources.
  • That's a nice little rhetorical trick, to pretend that the only possible omnivorous diet must be an unhealthy fast food one.
  • In Australia dwells a nearly extinct creature called the boodie, an omnivorous and nocturnal burrowing animal "like a kangaroo no bigger than a modest teddy bear" with "a particular appetite for underground fungi," writes Tim Winton in "Repatriation: Travels Through a Recovering Landscape" in the beefy environmental lit journal Utne Reader Latest 10 Articles
  • Eastern Box Turtles are omnivorous terrestrial reptiles found throughout much of the Eastern United States.
  • I don't want to give the impression that -- the key thing about him was a kind of omnivorous, insatiable curiosity. Isaiah Berlin: A Life
  • The main difference is the proportion of omnivorous species, which are represented exclusively by the bear because suids are absent from Europe during the early Pleistocene.
  • Also, some are carnivorous, some graminivorous, some omnivorous: whilst some feed on a peculiar diet, as for instance the bees and the spiders, for the bee lives on honey and certain other sweets, and the spider lives by catching flies; and some creatures live on fish. The History of Animals
  • And of these latter some may be called omnivorous, inasmuch as they feed on every kind of juice, as for instance, the common fly; others are blood-suckers, such as the gadfly and the horse-fly, others again live on the juices of fruits and plants. The History of Animals
  • She has always been an omnivorous reader.
  • In theropods, the absence of strongly heterodont dentitions such as are typical of omnivorous mammals might reflect the limited resources that were available.
  • It is important to realize that, though Primates are viewed as omnivorous, they are omnivores of a very particular type in that the great majority of their foods each day come from plants.
  • In terms of spiritual doctrine and institutional practice, the theistic Church, which still refuses to ordain women and attributes blame for the fall of humankind to the actions of Eve, was sharply distinct from the doctrinally omnivorous Farmies, who invested midwives with hierophantic authority and attributed to neither sex responsibility for the decline of humankind into ignorance of Spirit. Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83
  • Regulars will know of this column's admiration for the uncritical omnivorousness of the Dutch site.
  • A gentle aesthete and a shambolic dilettante, he was extraordinarily widely read, but shrewd and critical as well as omnivorous.
  • Here's a spot frame of each type we've observed enough to identify as herbivorous, carnivorous or omnivorous. Cattle Town
  • When predators are omnivorous, prey may avoid predators that have fed on conspecific prey, but they may lack such a response if these same predators have consumed other food sources.
  • Brown bears are omnivorous, eating anything that they can get their paws on.
  • Brown bears are omnivorous, eating anything that they can get their paws on.
  • The wild abandon, drug addiction, and sexual omnivorousness of the Studio 54 era was painted as a passing summer of childhood freedom from care, before the heavy burdens of adulthood descended. EVENING’S EMPIRE
  • Those who have climbed the social ladder tend to be 'omnivorous', enjoying popular culture such as football as well as 'snob culture'. Hobbies key to class, says study
  • Thus the extremes of carnivorous adaptation, as in the case of the cats, of omnivorous adaptation, as in the case of the bears, of herbivorous adaptation, as in the case of the horses, or myrmecophagous adaptation, as in the case of the anteaters, are all secondary "(_loc.cit. _, pp. 23-4). Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology
  • The ornithomimids' beaked jaws were probably weak; it is thought that they may have been omnivorous, eating small animals and maybe some plant material.
  • Vervet monkeys are omnivorous and consume a wide range of plant materials like fruits, seeds, sap, and flowers.
  • When in coastal marshes, they are more omnivorous than most dabbling ducks, with mollusks, crustaceans, and arthropods making up nearly half of their diet.
  • The omnivorous diet of these insects is known to include garden pests such as slugs, snails and cutworms, so they can be regarded as beneficial allies.
  • An omnivorous troubadour, he roves from Manchester libraries to Colombian villages to salvage musical traditions – with recordings that move from Berber beats to the raptures of a raga, from the thrilling stillness of an Armenian lament to the sprightliness of an Elizabethan galliard. In praise of … Jordi Savall | Editorial
  • It is also true that not all Carnivora are carnivorous; some, such as bears and raccoons, are decidedly omnivorous, and at least one, the panda, is primarily vegetarian.
  • That's the goal of the so-called omnivorous engine. Autoblog Green
  • THUS THE PIG TRIBE, though not a ruminating mammal, as might be inferred from the number of its molar teeth, is yet a link between the herbivorous and the carnivorous tribes, and is consequently what is known as an omnivorous quadruped; or, in other words, capable of converting any kind of aliment into nutriment. The Book of Household Management
  • Vervet monkeys are omnivorous and consume a wide range of plant materials like fruits, seeds, sap, and flowers.
  • Also, omnivorousness in general is more common across the species spectrum than is either pure carnivorisness or pure herbivorisness–and it makes sense evolutionarily why this would be so–species that are flexible in what they can, and will eat, stand a better chance of surviving than those that are specialized. Are we meat eaters or vegetarians? Part I | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
  • To accomplish this goal, we quantified the effects of variation in host plant quality and prey abundance on the intensity of interactions between an omnivorous insect and two herbivorous prey.
  • This perceived omnivorousness aggravates specialists such as Williams who have painstakingly developed unique disciplines only to see them apparently subsumed under ‘permaculture.’
  • The painter has omnivorous exploratory gaze.
  • Omnivorous species were classified as relying on animal or vegetable food depending on the most important contribution to the diet.
  • Big-eyed bugs are omnivorous, generalist predators and their diverse range of prey species includes aphids and lepidopteran eggs.
  • This literature is not only transcontinental but it is omnivorous.
  • Sloth bears are omnivorous and feed on a variety of foods depending on what is available.
  • Omnivorous, herbivorous, and insectivorous species were selected for study of plant chemical discrimination to facilitate comparisons between diet and chemosensory responses in relation to iguanian phylogeny.
  • The painter has omnivorous exploratory gaze.
  • Always an omnivorous consumer of journalism, I’d begun reading the occasional reference to something called the ‘greenhouse effect’.
  • An omnivorous consumer of books and news, he has been able to spot markets where networked computers running just the right program can save customers money.
  • Over the course of the article, he criticizes foodies because "no one shows much interest in literature or the arts -- the real arts," because they "eat with the indiscriminate omnivorousness of a rat in a zoo dumpster," and as mentioned before, they write odes singing the praises of specific foods. Ethan Kahn: Taking Down B.R. Myers: 'This Is A Cold Person Indeed'
  • Black bears are omnivorous; their diet consists of about 75 percent vegetable matter, 15 percent carrion, and 10 percent insects and small mammals.
  • -- Being founded upon a rock, it does not care, in its collective capacity, to sit upon rockers, but has an immense series of warehouses, omnivorous and eupeptic, which swallow all manner of tithes, from grain and horseshoes to the less stable commodities of fresh fish and melons, assimilating them by admirable processes into coin of the realm. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 78, April, 1864
  • He declared that while the red-muzzle mouse is omnivorous and feeds on vegetable and animal organic matter, it is ‘very rare’ that it should consume carrion.
  • Those values are extremely low compared to those of granivorous and omnivorous bird species, but higher than those of nectarivorous species.
  • The menu provides ample vegetarian options, including garlicky Caesar salad and portobello burgers, in addition to several omnivorous offerings.
  • Starlings eat a diverse, omnivorous diet of invertebrates, berries and other fruit, grains, and seeds.
  • The heart of teleost fish is omnivorous in its preference for metabolic fuels.
  • But cats are from the noble lineage Carnivora and, unlike some of its lesser members, such as omnivorous bears or, even more appalling, herbivorous pandas, they exclusively eat meat.
  • Pugnacious, bold, and curious, like other weasels, the wolverine is omnivorous and consumes a wide range of edible roots and berries, small game, and fish.
  • He'd given her a lot of good leads and what was more his omnivorous gut was the only appetite she was expected to satisfy in return. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
  • The omnivorous possum causes widespread dieback of kamahi and southern rata while the regeneration of seedlings is impaired by red deer (Cervus elaphus) and chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra). Westland temperate forests
  • I was also unnerved by her spiritual omnivorousness.
  • He is also known to nibble on British Comedy and is an omnivorous consumer of the popular musics.
  • He was an omnivorous, fast, and extraordinarily retentive reader.
  • On enumerating some of them, commenters said that these questions were ‘absurd’ and (I think) they thought that I was arguing absurdities, or that I was trying to use them to justify omnivorousness.
  • I am not so sure of their total digestion, but I do recognize their omnivorousness, their heaping the plate with every piping-hot vice and outrage they could muster.
  • Did you know they are omnivorous, eating grass, foliage, and any small animals they can chase down?
  • Learning becomes even more important in the feeding of so omnivorous an animal as the rat.
  • Note: possum, opossum, any of a family (Didelphidae) of American marsupials that usually have a pointed snout and prehensile tail; especially: a common omnivorous largely nocturnal and arboreal mammal (Didelphis virginiana) of North America having grayish to blackish fur with white on the cheeks; Albert Collins Lyrics
  • To be omnivorous is one pole of true love; to be exclusive is the other.
  • Omnivorous, carnivorous, vegan, lacto-ovo and fruitarian are the main diet types based on eating style.
  • A recent article in the journal Nature, for example, reported that aquaculture for herbivorous or omnivorous species such as carp and molluscs can greatly contribute to global fish supplies.
  • In his role as a professional eater and drinker on Travel Channel's No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain's omnivorous bacchanals across the globe have become the stuff of foodie legend. A Night Out With Anthony Bourdain
  • Though I have been a voracious, omnivorous reader all my life, I haven't been interested in books other than field guides lately.
  • The yapoks’ diet has not been studied extensively, but they are believed to be both insectivorous and omnivorous, feeding opportunistically on animals such as cray-fish.
  • He'd given her a lot of good leads and what was more his omnivorous gut was the only appetite she was expected to satisfy in return. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
  • Although financing these ventures was always trouble-some, Louis was omnivorously curious; he wanted to launch studies of the pygmy chimpanzee as well as such little-known African mammals as the aardvark, zorilla a creature resembling the skunk, and warthog—animals he had watched as a child, but whose behaviors remained little-known. Ancestral Passions
  • She was cruel, omnivorous, heartless - and yet it seemed as if she cared about Margarite and Celeste even as she sought to manipulate them. FLOATING CITY
  • Amazingly she doesn't think her team are that far away from achieving what she calls the 'omnivorous' search engine -i.e. one which is able to take a user's total context - where they are, what they were just reading, which direction their mobile phone is pointed and so on. Daily Dispatch: Google works towards intuitive search; Most hacked software of 2009

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