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Ourang-outang

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ourang-outang (Zoöl) See Orang-outang.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ourang-outang Same as Orang-outang.
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Usage

In literature:

With a sudden start she opened her eyes wide to look up into the hideous face of a giant ourang outang.
"The Monster Men" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
His mode of equipping the party as ourang-outangs was very simple, but effective enough for his purposes.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 5 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
A woman like that ought to have caught an ourang-outang.
"Simon the Jester" by William J. Locke
Have we not seen in India, ourang-outangs trained to perform the office of domestics?
"The Solitary of Juan Fernandez, or The Real Robinson Crusoe" by Joseph Xavier Saintine
These Ourang-outangs are not as large as a man, yet they are much stronger.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
In the plaintive tones he recognised the scream of a young ourang-outang.
"The Castaways" by Captain Mayne Reid
It is the native name of the far-famed ourang-outang, the principal wild inhabitants of this region.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
The ourang-outang, or the man of the woods, is the most singular animal found in these regions.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
An ourang-outang with the human shape and the soul of a beast.
"The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850" by Albert Smyth
I thought we much resembled the animals which inhabit New-Spain, called the Ourang-Outang.
"An interesting journal of Abner Stocking of Chatham, Connecticut" by Abner Stocking
In the infant negro and ourang outang it is greatly so.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The ourang-outang is the most anthropomorphous of the ape tribe, all of which are strictly frugivorous.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
Many of them were quite naked, and the men and boys especially, looked more like ourang-outangs than human beings.
"History of the State of California" by John T. Frost
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In poetry:

CHORUS
Currabubula, Bogolong,
Ulladulla, Gerringong.
If you wouldn't become an ourang-outang,
Don't go to the bush of Australia.
"The Beautiful Land of Australia" by Anonymous Oceania