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Colonial animals

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Colonial animals organisms which cannot be fairly regarded as unities, but consist of numerous individuals united in a common life
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. coloniacolonus, a husbandman—colĕre, to till.

Usage

In literature:

But if my hand approached these living flowers, these animated, sensitive plants, the whole colony took alarm.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
Each one-celled unit remains an animal; it is a colony of unicellulars, not a many-celled body.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
On this day all the colony, except Pencroft who walked at the animals' heads, mounted the cart, and set out on the road to Port Balloon.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
The burrow of the Philanthus is far from showing any such animation, even in a populous colony.
"More Hunting Wasps" by J. Henri Fabre
There are also among kindred animals many forms of colonies, communities, and societies.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Some sponge forms are of one animal, most are of colonies.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The respect that he pays to men in the colony is not a general custom of the animal.
"The Mission; or Scenes in Africa" by Captain Frederick Marryat
To suppose that these men ever founded a colony in North America, but did not bring domestic animals thither, would be absurd.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
Animal Societies: The Ant Colony, the Bee Hive.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
When the animal died, the colony died.
"Inside John Barth" by William W. Stuart
And so, at first, we experimented merely with solitary specimens or colonies of animals.
"The Pygmy Planet" by John Stewart Williamson
Having discovered what the dank whiff, half animal, half vegetable, signified, the trapper sets about finding the colony.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
With animals standing out in the open and working hard, as they do in India and the colonies, it is not so dangerous.
"Notes on Stable Management in India and the Colonies" by Joshua A. Nunn
On this day all the colony, except Pencroft who walked at the animals' heads, mounted the cart, and set out on the road to Port Balloon.
"Abandoned" by Jules Verne
The animal, being thus circumstanced, squeaked aloud, when an instantaneous sortie was made by the colony, and an attack commenced.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
That country may have been animated by some desire to destroy our commerce, or to appropriate our Colonies.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
Why may this be considered a colonial protozoan and not a many-celled animal?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
An animal called in the colonies a "Kangaroo dog," led the way; and to this quadruped the young girl directed my attention.
"Lost Lenore" by Charles Beach
Hydromedusae, a group of invertebrate animals, the typical members of which are branched colonies of polyps: Weismann's investigations on, viii, xii.
"The Biological Problem of To-day" by Oscar Hertwig
The breeding animals of the colony accumulated by Dale he sold, and made no account of the proceeds.
"The Beginners of a Nation" by Edward Eggleston
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In news:

Foundations of complex language have been found in colonies of unusual furry animals called hyraxes .
Animal lovers and shopping mall owners are waging a stealth battle over a prairie dog colony next to a Home Depot store in Hutchinson, Kan.
A woman who's been caring for the colony says a court has ordered animal control to trap the.
A woman who's been caring for the colony says a court has ordered animal control to trap the (more).
Complaints about cat colonies have reached unprecedented levels, said Lorraine Pacheco, an officer with Denver's Animal Care & Control.
Faithful Friends Animal Society will hold a workshop Dec.1 to make more than 30 cat shelters to give to community members caring for feral cats and managed colonies.
Faithful Friends Animal Society will hold a workshop Dec.1 to make more than 30 cat shelters to give to community members caring for feral cats and managed colonies.
AniMeals of Missoula is coordinating a LARGE feral colony sterilization.
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