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opposable

(of the thumb of primates, esp man) capable of being moved into a position facing the other digits so as to be able to touch the ends of each
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The first new ad, Thumb Cats, goes live on 28 February and features a man pondering what life would be like if cats had opposable thumbs and went after his Cravendale.
However, as Enzo constantly reminds us, he has neither facile tongue to speak his story nor opposable thumbs with which to write it down; so how exactly is the story being told to us?
Roger Martin in his book, The Opposable Mind, provides the reader with an introduction to integrative thinking.
Martin will draw on more than 50 management stories from his book including the masterminds behind successful firms such as Four Seasons Hotels and Procter & Gamble, to demonstrate how, like the opposable thumb, the "opposable mind" - Prof.
Generally students are not sure about suicide, homosexuality, opposable thumbs, bipedality, emotions (of course, their dogs show emotions), and abstract thought.
Cheeta is handy with a paintbrush because, like humans, chimpanzees and other apes have opposable thumbs, says Anne Pusey, a primatologist at the University of Minnesota.
Chimps, via sign language, tell Indications that an opposable thumb generously shared for grooming purposes is the ultimate icebreaker for getting some interspecies sugar.
Time is of the essence, and without opposable thumbs, the magic of the moment would be gone - very embarrassing for the males.
He looks opposable in the City of Ripon Handicap in which Shayadi is not certain to repeat his winning form at Ayr and it might be best left to Misaayef, the only three-year-old in the field.
If I were a CEO, the last place I'd turn for evolutionary advice would be to someone with a memory no longer than my opposable thumb.
Opposable fingers and toes on its front and back feet give Phyllomedusa bicolor a great climbing grip, and help explain why it's called a monkey frog.
We have opposable thumbs and manual dexterity, language and tools.