cold-blooded


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cold-blooded:

see body temperaturebody temperature,
internal temperature of a living organism. Mammals and birds are termed warm-blooded, or homeothermic, i.e., they are able to maintain a relatively constant inner body temperature, whereas other animals are cold-blooded, or poikilothermic, i.e.
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cold-blooded

[′kōld ¦bləd·əd]
(physiology)
Having body temperature approximating that of the environment and not internally regulated.

cold-blooded

(of all animals except birds and mammals) having a body temperature that varies with that of the surroundings
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For myself, I confess that I had now conceived the utmost horror of the man, not only for this cold-blooded business in which he had been concerned, but even more for the somewhat flippant and careless way in which he narrated it.
You and Sir Oracle are nothing but cold-blooded theorists.
It may be natural enough that, in her ignorance of the relationship, she should feel some degree of enmity against her, but no good or amiable woman would be capable of evincing that bitter, cold-blooded, designing malice towards a fancied rival that I have observed in her.
Why, I've seen Kentuckians who hated whiskey, Virginians who weren't descended from Pocahontas, Indianians who hadn't written a novel, Mexicans who didn't wear velvet trousers with silver dollars sewed along the seams, funny Englishmen, spendthrift Yankees, cold-blooded Southerners, narrow- minded Westerners, and New Yorkers who were too busy to stop for an hour on the street to watch a one-armed grocer's clerk do up cranberries in paper bags.
Brutality had followed brutality, and flaming passions and cold-blooded cruelty had driven men to seek one another's lives, and to strive to hurt, and maim, and destroy.
Having given vent to this cruel ebullition of deadly malice and cold-blooded triumph over a fallen enemy, Mr.
Following the incident, confrontations broke out in the camp between the Israeli army and local Palestinians, angered by Abu Latifas cold-blooded murder.
Dinosaurs weren't quite like cold-blooded reptiles, but they weren't like warm-blooded birds either.
In a statement released to the media on Wednesday, the Commission said: "The brutal killing of six young devotees in Karachi apparently for visiting a shrine is proof, if more proof was needed, that staying alive in Pakistan today is a privilege reserved for those who unthinkingly and without question comply with the whims of cold-blooded killers who have long tried to fool people into thinking that their actions have something to do with religion.
THE man accused of murdering a Thai delegate at the SECC is cold-blooded and remorseless, a court heard yesterday.
Nor, of course, take the step that justice demands - to name the cold-blooded men who brought carnage and heartbreak to the city centre all those years ago.
Washington, July 19 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals, not cold-blooded like reptiles as commonly believed.