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degenerate

They are small degenerate animals with a relatively firm integument.

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They are small degenerate animals with a relatively firm integument.

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He allows his taste for these tricks of style to degenerate into mannerism.

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But why do men degenerate ever?

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That this accuracy may sometimes degenerate into triviality, and that such absorption in trifles may occasionally hide the broad horizon, is conceivable.

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Cattle and horses, where introduced, are found to degenerate rather rapidly unless the supply of fresh stock is kept up. Birds are more numerous than mammals, among the most important kinds being the pigeons and doves, especially the fruit-eating pigeons.

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Cattle and horses, where introduced, are found to degenerate rather rapidly unless the supply of fresh stock is kept up. Birds are more numerous than mammals, among the most important kinds being the pigeons and doves, especially the fruit-eating pigeons.

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These very thick seams are, however, rarely constant in character for any great distance, being found commonly to degenerate into carbonaceous shales, or to split up into thinner beds by the intercalation of shale bands or partings.

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Sometimes the gods of an older religion degenerate into the demons of the belief which supersedes it.

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From the number of its cheek-teeth, the banded ant-eater has been regarded as related to some of the primitive Jurassic mammals; but this view is disputed by Mr Bensley, who regards this multiplicity of teeth as a degenerate feature.

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The horses and cattle are of a degenerate type, small, ungainly and inured to neglect and hard usage.

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In this way he claimed that he had secured liberty in its rights without allowing it to degenerate into licence.

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It has, however, since been found that in other kinds of insects the tissues degenerate and break down without the intervention of phagocytes.

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The similarity of the form of their appendages to those of the scorpions suggests that they are a degenerate group derived from the latter, but the large size of the prae-genital somite in them would indicate a connexion with forms preceding the scorpions.

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Cavefish have evolved regressive characters such as a degenerate eye, small optic tectum, and less pigment.

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The old explanation was that marchen are degenerate heroic myths.

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Much uncertainty prevails with regard to the ancestry of the group as a whole, although some of the earlier South American forms have a comparatively full series of teeth, which are also of a less degenerate type than those of their modern representatives.

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In many important respects they are degenerate - reduced both in size and elaboration of structure.

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Incertae sedis - Tardigrada, Pentastomidae (degenerate forms).

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We are also, by the isolation of Peripatus and the impossibility of tracing to it all other tracheate Arthropoda, or of regarding it as a degenerate offset from some one of the tracheate classes, forced to the conclusion that the tracheae of the Onychophora have been independently acquired.

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