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see clanclan,
social group based on actual or alleged unilineal descent from a common ancestor. Such groups have been known in all parts of the world and include some that claim the parentage or special protection of an animal, plant, or other object (see totem).
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a term used in US ANTHROPOLOGY to refer to a body of people claiming common UNILINEAL DESCENT. The more common term is CLAN.



one of the offspring of the same parents, a brother or sister. The frequency of the appearance of a certain hereditary character (including hereditary disease) among sibs makes it possible to evaluate the type of inheritance involved and to predict the probability of the manifestation of the character in other offspring of the same mating or in animals during crossbreeding. The term “sib” is used in animal and human genetics.


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A manager always wants to keep his best players but Sibbs has excelled in this division for a number of years now and he deserves a move.
Queen Sibbs is getting a million pics done, and he's taking forever, so I lie down waiting for my turn and they snapped me - it looks like I'm doing some kind of FHM shoot!
The other is exhibited by William Perkins, Richard Greenham, Richard Sibbs, John Dot, and Laurence Chaderton.