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wild ass

signifies jealousy. [Animal Symbolism: Jobes, 142]
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Samet turns to the angel's prediction that Ishmael shall be a wild ass of a man (v.
Among the 22 trump cards are portraits of the Lovers, with the woman holding an arch shaped like an m; the Tower, the Pope, flanked by two cardinals; and Death, a skeleton galloping a wild ass over the pope, the king, two cardinals and a bishop.
Among the attractions which have drawn visitors in this year was the arrival of a herd of Kiang - the largest of the wild ass species and indigenous to China.
Which grammatical term describes a figure of Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 The Red Sea; 2 Geometry; 3 Oxymoron; 4 A wild ass found in central Asia; 5 Roger McGough, Adrian Henri and Brian Patten; 6 The Isle of Thanet; 7 1971; 8 Vogue; 9 The opium poppy; 10 Spain.
Furthermore, researchers found evidence to suggest that a subspecies called the Nubian wild ass, presumed vanished late in the 20th century, is not only a direct ancestor of the donkey-it may still exist.
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the UAE, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and parts of Syria, Jordan and Iraq are such pockets of the Arabian Peninsula from where animals such as the Syrian wild ass, the Arabian ostrich and the Arabian Dorcas Gazelle have become extinct today.
Wildlife Trust also will receive $15,000 to continue its work studying the world's most endangered equine species, the African wild ass, and the growing problem of Antillean manatees dying in boat collisions in Belize.
His appendix dedicated to the jargon of the management consultant is a joy to behold, with such gems as SWAG (Simply Wild Ass Guess); analysis paralysis (spending too much time researching and too little time getting on with the job); decommission/decruit/dehire/de-install (to sack someone) and, my favourite, "open the kimono" (to disclose information).
The evidence for this controversial proposition consists of an inch-long piece of a sharpened, triangular, stone point embedded in a neck bone of a wild ass, an extinct ancestor of donkeys.
One of these Middle Palaeolithic levels, IV 3b'1, has yielded a mesial fragment of a Levallois point embedded in the 3rd cervical vertebra of a wild ass (Equus african us) [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2A, B, C & 3 OMITTED].
The editors note that the ubiquitous wild ass, protagonist of numerous warnings about knavishness and folly, is portrayed against nature as carnivorous; consequently they suggest that the fables, many of which originated outside Greece, starred hyenas rather than donkeys.