quadruped

[ UK /kwˈɒdɹuːpt/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. having four feet
NOUN
  1. an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
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How To Use quadruped In A Sentence

  • An odd hairy quadruped is upsetting residents of Scott Town, Jamaica, again. Archive 2008-06-01
  • So how, precisely, do I find myself the father of a teenage owner of one 5-year-old, skewbald, equine quadruped, about 13 hands tall, who answers, rather inattentively, to the name Buttons? Finding the Next Winner
  • Griffons were pony-sized, quadrupedal avians with such a reputation for savagery that they had been banned from all the Northern mountain provinces.
  • So how, precisely, do I find myself the father of a teenage owner of one five-year-old, skewbald, equine quadruped, about 13 hands tall, who answers, rather inattentively, to the name Buttons? History, Horses and the Luck of the Irish
  • It appears, also, from the researches of Leydig18 and others, that striped fibres extend from the panniculus to some of the larger hairs, such as the vibrissæ of certain quadrupeds. The expression of the emotions in man and animals
  • The ankylosaurs were heavily armoured dinosaurs, 2 to 10 meters long, quadrupedal, slow moving, and fed on swampy soft vegetation.
  • _malapropos_; for instance, she called out, to a little fat, stupid, roly-poly girl, to whom Miss Benson was busy explaining the meaning of the word quadruped, Ruth
  • In the seventh edition (1720) I find to my great solace and comfort the entry, dog, 'a well-known creature, 'a somewhat meagre definition, improved into 'a quadruped well-known' by Nathaniel Bailey, whose dictionary, first published in octavo (1721), ran through a very large number of editions and became the standard authority until superseded by Johnson. On Dictionaries
  • Damage to the property of another injuria datum was the subject matter of the Aquilian Law, and the damage must have been inflicted by a freedman; if by a slave, it was a noxal tort; if by a quadruped, the tort and liability were designated pauperies. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
  • Bloodless and many footed animals, whether furnished with wings or feet, move with more than four points of motion; as, for instance, the dayfly moves with four feet and four wings: and, I may observe in passing, this creature is exceptional not only in regard to the duration of its existence, whence it receives its name, but also because though a quadruped it has wings also. The History of Animals
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