orang-utan

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orang-utan

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a large anthropoid ape, Pongo pygmaeus, of the forests of Sumatra and Borneo, with shaggy reddish-brown hair and strong arms
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a particular species of ape" and a "wild man, orang-outang, or man of the woods" (274-5), or George Sandys' "Turkish damsel" wearing what look to me like pattens (194).
A keeper wrestles with a colleague dressed as a giant orang-outang as it tries to escape from a zoo.
Prueba de ello es la utilizacion del termino orang-outang, empleado por la ciencia europea del siglo XVIII para referirse tanto a los primates de las Indias Orientales como a sus parientes evolutivos del interior de Africa.
The first revolves around Edward Tyson's Orang-Outang, sive Homo Silvestris (1699), which combines a detailed report on the anatomy of what is now thought to have been a bonobo brought to London a few years earlier with a philological investigation of the meaning and referents of orang-outang," "homo silvestris," "pygmy," "satyr," "monkey," "ape," and "man," all of which appear in the title or subtitle of the work.
Pour whisky into an orang-outang," the journalist explained, "and he would in all likelihood behave as this wild Irishman has done.
However, in May of this year, while on a trip to Malaysia via Indonesia, Miow Yen found herself asking friends for financial support for the urgent relocation of staff and animals from an orang-outang sanctuary.