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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According to information, the extension follows on from the original granting of a one year diamond drilling contract at the Flying Fox mine only last month.
The current mining rate has the Flying Fox deposit being mined at seven times that of the Lounge Lizard deposit.
Of all these excursions, the one that frightened me most was not braving heights for the flying fox or the white water rafting, which was actually good fun.
A number of Halloween-themed games and activities including the Graveyard Fairground, the Unlucky Dip, the Spider Ring Toss, Name the Beasts, Beat the Ghoulie, the Scarecrow Lasso, the Dark Dungeon, the Flying Fox, the Executioner and his Guillotine and the Stocks have been lined up for this year.
On his Twitter site, Jacman wrote: "Jumped from chopper, arrived to work via flying fox and apologised (sic) to AUS (Australian) media for Opera House slip-up.
The intellectual tone was suffused with passion and this would continue when he formed Flying Fox Films in 1986, producing documentaries, including Beyond the Troubles, made in 1994 with the Beirut hostage, Brian Keenan; and the award-winner about the Belfast shipyards, Steel Chest, Nail in the Boot and the Barking Dog (1987).
Today, laws protect both Australia's remaining rain forest and the spectacled flying fox, which plays an important role in the rain forest.
Moore then changed his design and based his new machine on the flying fox.
The complex covers more than eight kilometers of virgin tropical beach and its sports complex includes an 18-hole PGA golf course and club; 15 tennis courts with a center court for tournaments; courts and fields for sports like basketball, paddle, squash and soccer; an equestrian center; and water-sports facilities that include harnessing up for a thrilling ride across a lake on something called the Flying Fox zip-line, which culminates in landing with a thud on the beach.
Scientists now say that the world's largest fruit bat, known locally as a flying fox, was the culprit.
We report acoustic communication in two species of flying fox that coexist in the Samoan archipelago, Pteropus samoensis and P.
The Song to the Flying Fox, which is an English translation of Wassmann's Der Gesang an den Fliegenden Hund (1982), is an elegant and systematic exegesis of these noted chants and songs.