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Troglodytic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Troglodytic Of or pertaining to a troglodyte, or dweller in caves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • troglodytic Of or pertaining to the troglodytes or cave-dwellers; relating to or having the habits of the cave-dwellers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Troglodytic cave-dwelling
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. troglodyticus, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. trōglodytēstrōglē, a cave, dyein, to enter.

Usage

In literature:

Something troglodytic, shall we say?
"The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Foremost of all, of course, were the sight of the fiery caves and the certainty that some troglodytic race inhabited them.
"The Lost World" by Arthur Conan Doyle
French, "Roitelet," "Troglodyte mignon," "Troglodyte ordinaire.
"Birds of Guernsey (1879)" by Cecil Smith
This was far back in the age of the troglodytes.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
I doubt if ever a troglodytic ancestor of his had been as angry as Rodney was at that moment.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
He had brought numberless multitudes of people, who were all Libyans, Troglodytes, and Ethiopians.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
To confirm this opinion, hear the words of the famous troglodyte philosopher.
"English Satires" by Various
These people as far as concerns their cave-dwelling habits cannot be ranked above troglodytes.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
The people have plenty of fowls, and they too obtain shelter in these Troglodyte habitations.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
We saw some of the Troglodytes coming from underground now and then, and pausing to look at us.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
So we live largely like troglodytes in darkness but comparative warmth.
"Letters from Mesopotamia" by Robert Palmer
We were, indeed, a race of troglodytes, and we were all either very young or very old.
"Leaves from a Field Note-Book" by J. H. Morgan
Apparently they were under the impression that we had taken to troglodytic habits and required none.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
A sweep of spike-haired, deep-eyed troglodytes from the underworld of labor.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
It was the ancient stone anvil of the Troglodytes.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
We are back in the troglodyte age!
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
The poor troglodyte had translated the glory of the sun into cubic feet of gas.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
Alec's simply a troglodyte.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
Troglodyte, an inhabitant of a cave.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
PERFORMER: One who has a right to do troglodyte stunts and who can do something else.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
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In news:

His best known song was the 1972 Jimmy Castor Bunch hit "Troglodyte.".
View full size Wikimedia Commons Ancient "troglodyte" homes in Louresse-Rochemenier, France.
The Mexican Blind Cave Fish Isn't the Only Troglodytic Fish Available to Fishkeepers.
Getty A stock photo of a chimpanzee (pan troglodytes) with arms raised.
I see our local troglodyte Fernand LaBranche has emerged from his cave to hurl more fire and brimstone at President Obama.
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In science:

Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii and Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii.
Stable isotopes, functional morphology, and human evolution: a model of consilience
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