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In North America, horses, camels, giant armadillos, mammoths, and ground sloths declined and disappeared from 15,000 to 11,500 years ago, followed by extinctions in South America 14,000 to 8,000 years ago.

For example, a recent news story in the Guardian about armadillos “besieging” North Carolina described them as “pests” and “freakish.”

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Anyone whom the MAGA base suspects of being a RINO is a dead armadillo now.

As liberal columnist and Texan Jim Hightower put it decades ago, there’s nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos.

Today, the remaining transplants from South America include animals like porcupines, armadillos and opossums.

Nicaragua: Nicaragua boasts not one, but two species of everyone's favorite armored mammal, the armadillo.

And, like a true critic, Menkes dwelled for a moment on the centerpiece of that collection, the infamous Armadillo boot.

How Alexander McQueen's "armadillo boots" charmed Lady Gaga, Daphne Guinness, and Barbie.

When you were doing the interview, David, were you aware of just how thick skinned, how armored, he was like an armadillo?

He is called the weasel armadillo, because his head is nearly of the same form as a weasel.

Armadillo, rm-a-dil′o, n. a small American edentate quadruped, having its body armed with bands of bony plates:—pl.

Seeing this, I seized the tail firmly; and, giving it a sudden jerk, swung the armadillo out between the feet of my companion.

The armadillo dislikes snakes as much as all true knights disliked dragons.

The little Armadillo sleeps in a warm barrel, furnished with bran and flannel.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to armadillo, such as: aardvark, anteater, and sloth.

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