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Below you will find the definition of quadruped, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - having four feet
EXAMPLES - Quadruped in a Sentence
- "And pray, friend, what may you call a quadruped?" (source)
- Now stop yacking and put that quadruped costume on. (source)
- 'A slow horse is a quadruped which is slow for a horse. ' (source)
- It was a herbivore that walked both as a biped and a quadruped. (source)
- I get the large armored quadruped and its small flying companion. (source)
- It's a semi-aquatic quadruped and hardly mythical either, by the way. (source)
- He eventually sees a huge black quadruped like a giant hairy seal with legs. (source)
- Observe the above picture of a man plowing the fields with his loyal quadruped. (source)
- The male monkey makes insulting faces at me, and the quadruped is something of a bully. (source)
- He had already begun to make the awesome and irrevocable transition from quadruped to biped. (source)
- A bizarre feathered quadruped bounded out of the Wall and stood shivering not ten yards away. (source)
- During a trip to Isfahan in 2009, he described the United States as a "quadruped" mired in the (source)
- The exchange ends rather sharply, with the mouse rebuking the quadruped: "It's a book, jackass." (source)
- We do heckling, chanting, bird calling, barnyard animal noises, as well as many other quadruped grunts. (source)
- The accidents of the hand are that it is a modified forelimb of a quadruped and that it has five fingers. (source)
- It was a brutish, carnivorous quadruped with sharp incisors, looking at the rest of us through exotic corrective lenses. (source)
- As for never seeing his like again, in 1821 the buffalo was the most numerous hoof-footed quadruped on the face of the earth. (source)
- Boston Dynamics keeps working on their BigDog quadruped robot, which will probably grow to be the future AT-AT of the Pentagon. (source)
- A new study shows that anatomists, taxidermists, and toy designers get the walking gait of horses and other quadruped animals wrong about half the time. (source)
- _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, (source)
- A horse is a quadruped, and quadruped is Latin for beast, as everybody that's gone through the grammar knows, or else where's the use of havin 'grammars at all? (source)
- "I 'll see to that." said Miss Asphyxia. as she gathered up the reins and gave a cut to her horse, which started that quadruped from a dream of green grass into a most animated pace. (source)
- Sometimes, we hear people dismiss a jockey's contributions aboard a gifted quadruped, as if all the rider needs to do is program the GPS, turn on the seat warmer and crank the Steely Dan. (source)
- Thanks to a $24 million injection from Darpa, this quadruped can carry a 340-pound load over rubble and ice, hop across crevices, and even regain its balance after a swift kick in the ass. (source)
- 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? (source)
- For several years, Boston Dynamics has been developing a quadruped robot for the U.S. military called BigDog, which now almost perfectly emulates canine walk and could be used as a pack mule. (source)
- 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? (source)
- And the point, once again, is that a real designer of an upright-walking primate would have gone back to the drawing board and done the job properly, instead of starting with a quadruped and tinkering. (source)
- Yes, Julie Powell and Michael Pollan, in odd and unfortunate paragraphs, do echo a version of Genesis 1: 26, wherein flying, swimming, quadruped, and legless creatures are condemned to the dominion of humans. (source)
- The nearest resemblance to the armadillo is, we believe, to be traced in a very curious little quadruped which is occasionally to be seen in the district of Cuyo, at the foot of the Andes, on the eastern side. (source)
- One of the first governmental claims in Louisiana demands that BP, under state wildlife laws, repay "the value of each fish, wild bird, wild quadruped and other wildlife and aquatic life unlawfully killed" or injured. (source)
- Under her leadership, the Center for Young Women's Development has quadruped its budget to $1.2 million and won national acclaim for providing jobs, training and reproductive health education to girls who've been incarcerated and on the streets. (source)
- Another consequence of our own shift from quadruped to biped concerns the sinuses, which give such grief to many of us including me at the moment of writing because their drainage hole is in the very last place a sensible designer would have chosen. (source)
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- 'The head of a quadruped is the head of a quadruped,' and being given that 'A horse is a quadruped, 'so that whatever is true of' quadruped 'generally we know to be true of' horse, 'we are entitled to substitute the narrower for the wider term, and in this manner we arrive at the proposition, (source)
- To take the weight of the body off the spine, and to render both ends of the column mobile, these exercises are carried out in the "all-fours" attitude, the patient crawling in imitation of a quadruped, that is, in such a way that the hand and knee of one side are approximated, while those of the other side are separated; in other words, the hand and knee of one side should not move forward simultaneously (Fig. 230). (source)
- I have visited the sign in question, which yet swings exalted in the village of Langdirdum; and I am ready to depone upon the oath that what has been idly mistaken or misrepresented as being the fifth leg of the horse, is, in fact, the tail of that quadruped, and, considered with reference to the posture in which he is delineated, forms a circumstance introduced and managed with great and successful, though daring, art. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "quadruped" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 13 synonyms for quadruped.
barbarian, beastie, creature, critter, fiend, gargoyle, glutton, lower animal, monster, monstrosity, pig, swine, varmint
We have 3 antonyms for quadruped.
abstract, inanimate, plant
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of quadruped from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A four-footed animal.
- (adjective) Four-footed: a quadruped mammal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) a four-footed or four-legged animal
- (noun) a mammal ambulating on all fours
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Having four feet.
- (noun) An animal having four feet, as most mammals and reptiles; -- often restricted to the mammals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Four-footed; having four limbs fitted for sustaining the body and for progression; habitually going on all fours: opposed to aliped and biped: correlated with quadrumanous and pedimanous: chiefly said of mammals, but also of four-footed reptiles, as lizards and tortoises. Compare quadrumanous.
- (noun) A four-footed or quadruped animal: especially, a four-footed mammal, as distinguished from a biped, as man or a bird.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) having four feet
- (noun) an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking