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With a sharp piece of flint he cut the fur of the animal's back.

Do you make up your mind beforehand that if the animal should kill you, it is all right?

It is this that distinguishes this class of foods from animal foods.

This is the animal page of the Sunday Star and Cadge is in a hurry for it, to do the obbligato.

Unless they say something like that the spirit of the animal killed might do them some mischief.

But in this case Kingozi was nearer a hundred and twenty than twenty yards from the animal.

He should then pace the distance between himself and that animal.

Indeed, it seemed as if there were something about the animal that bewitched people.

They were at the foot of a cliff, over which the animal had probably fallen.

How little we really understand of the animal creation about us, with all our pride of wisdom!

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c. (but rare before c.1600, and not in KJV, 1611), "any living creature" (including humans), from Latin animale "living being, being which breathes," neuter of animalis "animate, living; of the air," from anima "breath, soul; a current of air" (see animus, and cf. deer). Drove out the older beast in common usage. Used of brutish humans from 1580s.

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