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featherless biped

A humorous and somewhat belittling alternative term for a human being. But he, like most other featherless bipeds, was quick to place his own safety and comfort as his primary concern.
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But he admits that, apart from being red and really ugly, his featherless fowl is not adaptable to all climates.
There was no nest in sight but it had not long been hatched as it was pink and featherless with eyes still shut.
To recognize a featherless biped or dolphin or Martian as a person," he writes, "requires that one think thoughts of the form, 'We (one) shall do (or abstain from doing) actions of kind A in circumstances of kind C'" (Sellars, 39-40).
The "New Perception" of animal agriculture: Legless cows, featherless chickens, and a need for genuine analysis.
If the term 'nature' is used to refer to what is central about the identity of something--as in 'the nature of love' or 'the nature of a human being'--then naturalism in ethics means that 'good' and 'right' can be identified by reference to the nature of human beings--rational animal, featherless biped, the laughing animal.
The department also showcased featherless chicken, which could withstand high temperatures, bred by the department.
The almost featherless bird was found in Aberdeen and now you can help by reuniting him with his owner or provide him with a new home.
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Meanwhile, the greater spotted featherless skank robs phones from women on a daily, if not hourly, basis and there's no call for a cull.
Ragged and almost featherless chickens are shown cooped up with rotting carcasses of birds that have already died.
Sturridge, somehow, makes him seem like a fledgling bird, featherless and craning upward to be fed.
Six percent of the Naked-neck chickens in this study had featherless necks indicating the presence of homozygous (NaNa) genotype.
Afloat in orange cages on the coastal wetland, the featherless chirpers warn researchers of toxic fumes rising from oil.
70) Draper upheld this characterization that only three creatures were tobaccophagoi: a worm, the rock goat, and a featherless biped.