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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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Nodular lesions with scabs appeared on the unilateral or bilateral eyelids of affected ducks and on featherless regions on beaks and/or legs of 10% of affected ducks in some flocks (online Technical Appendix Figure 1, http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/EID/article/21/2/140215-Techapp1.pdf).
Gawarrgay is a featherless emu, and the head in the Coalsack represents a big waterhole on Earth.
A featherless tropical bird, a bloated chameleon shedding its skin.
The disease was mostly seen in birds of 6-12 months of age and disease was characterized by coetaneous lesions on the featherless skin and or diphtheritic lesion of mucous coats of the upper alimentary and respiratory tract.
Nevertheless, unlike oysters or ostriches or ocelots, featherless bipeds -- Plato's unenthralled description of human beings -- are animals that go through their days making choices.
Figure 1(e) shows the bright field image of TEM for the composite, clearly showing that the dendrite is embedded in the featherless matrix.
featherless, ungainly bird Ready to swoop down upon Roadside carrion,
My invariable featherless cartridges would not please him as there was nothing for him to retrieve.
Also from John Burningham is Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers (Greenaway Medal, 1964) still enchantingly featherless but now in a very handsome green cloth and gold designed hardback 50th anniversary edition: Cape, 19.99 [pounds sterling], 978 0 857 55083 5.
The novel implicitly evokes Platonic ontolology, according to which "man is a featherless two-legged animal".
"I looked over and saw these featherless, tiny, ugly things with wings."
When it comes to the infant's voice, he is referred to as "featherless little boy," which is not only a mark of his being the speaker in the novel (not the writer), but also an indication of his winglessness, his lack of freedom and entrapment in the closet.
Sister Rabbit laughs at this painful trick, which caused Buzzard to have the naked, featherless head he still has today.
Herding of the kind that goes on two feet is also included in the second path, which subsequently distinguishes feathered and featherless kinds (266e).
It has to do with the fact that we are featherless, two-legged, linguistically conscious creatures born between urine and feces.