monkey


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monkey

1. n. a playful child. (Also a term of address.) Come here, you little monkey!
2. n. a drug addiction. (see also have a monkey on one’s back.) That monkey of mine is getting hungry again.
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There was a howl of fright and rage, and then as Bagheera tripped on the rolling kicking bodies beneath him, a monkey shouted: "There is only one here
All that while the fight with Baloo went on, and the monkeys yelled in the tank round Bagheera, and Mang the Bat, flying to and fro, carried the news of the great battle over the jungle, till even Hathi the Wild Elephant trumpeted, and, far away, scattered bands of the Monkey-Folk woke and came leaping along the tree-roads to help their comrades in the Cold Lairs, and the noise of the fight roused all the day birds for miles round.
Generations of monkeys had been scared into good behavior by the stories their elders told them of Kaa, the night thief, who could slip along the branches as quietly as moss grows, and steal away the strongest monkey that ever lived; of old Kaa, who could make himself look so like a dead branch or a rotten stump that the wisest were deceived, till the branch caught them.
Next day both mother and daughter were sitting in a jessamine bower in the garden, and they began to talk of the green monkey and his strange ways.
As she spoke she glanced up, and there sat the little monkey, whose tears and gestures seemed to confirm her words.
I thought for a moment I saw the monkey sitting on the hammock.
Will you remember, Mr Chalmers, that, as far as he is concerned, this monkey has no existence?
Giuseppe and Jimmy did as they were told, the monkey following them with a wary and malignant eye.
Giuseppe placed the monkey atop of the organ, where the beast, misunderstanding, stood on his head.
Den I said to him: 'Dost thou pretend to know monkeys und dis beast dot is lashing himself mad upon der sands, pecause you do not talk to him?
Then bring me the monkey," he replied, "as fast as you can.
I approached the throne on which he was seated and made him three low bows, then prostrated myself at his feet to the surprise of everyone, who could not understand how it was possible that a monkey should be able to distinguish a Sultan from other people, and to pay him the respect due to his rank.
And that did it in his case, though with some other case the monkey most likely would have got sullen and not acted at all.
Others of the Monkeys caught the Scarecrow, and with their long fingers pulled all of the straw out of his clothes and head.
The remaining Monkeys threw pieces of stout rope around the Lion and wound many coils about his body and head and legs, until he was unable to bite or scratch or struggle in any way.