flying fox


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flying fox:

see fruit batfruit bat,
fruit-eating bat found in tropical regions of the Old World. It is relatively large and differs from other bats in the possession of an independent, clawed second digit; it also depends on sight rather than echo-location in maintaining orientation.
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flying fox

1. any large fruit bat, esp any of the genus Pteropus of tropical Africa and Asia: family Pteropodidae
2. Austral and NZ a cable mechanism used for transportation across a river, gorge, etc.
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Lim noted that strict prohibition of cutting natural grown trees without prior clearance or permit and observance of 200-meter buffer zone from the flying fox roosting site were integrated in the Sangguniang Bayan Resolution.
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The thumb is used for grooming and climbing, and for holding on when a flying fox has to turn right side up to urinate or defecate.
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Twilight came, and as the forest filled with bird calls and the trilling crescendo of crickets, a flying fox sailed out from the cliff face, silent and massive, the biggest bat I'd ever seen.
The completely autonomous vehicle concept, Flying Fox, will participate in the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge as an open exhibit for Future Combat Systems enabling technologies.
Buried in the noise created by the plan to close Boracay is the specter of losing unique species-particularly the flying fox bats and Puka shells-due to the island's overcrowding.
2-hectare private property in Barangay Yapak at the northern end of the 1,032-ha island has drawn protests from conservationists because the area is near the roosting site of the golden-crowned flying fox (Aceradon jubatus).
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