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It has an excessively long, slender muzzle, and a warm-like extensile tongue.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
It is really astonishing to see what large morsels they can dispose of with the assistance of their extensile mouths and stomachs.
THE SEA SHOREWILLIAM S. FURNEAUX
The only other North American birds that have a tongue built upon this plan are the hummingbirds, in which also it is extensile.
THE WOODPECKERSFANNIE HARDY ECKSTORM
They are, however, quite extensile, and can readily be made to hold three or four times this amount.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, VOL. 56, MARCH 1900VARIOUS
All leeches are very extensile and can contract the body to a plump, pear-shaped form, or extend it to a long and worm-like shape.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 16, SLICE 3VARIOUS
Each palpacle is a tactile filament, very extensile, without accessory filaments or nematocysts.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 2VARIOUS
Held immovable by the beam it lay upon the floor, a strangely extensile, amoeba-like, metal-studded mass of leathery substance.
TRIPLANETARYEDWARD ELMER SMITH
It had a long extensile tongue, furnished with a glutinous mucous for securing its insect food.
IN THE WILDS OF AFRICAW.H.G. KINGSTON
It lacks the long, extensile tongue which enables the other species to probe the winding galleries of wood-eating larvæ.
BIRDS ILLUSTRATED BY COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY, VOL II. NO. 4, OCTOBER, 1897VARIOUS
The arteries are highly elastic, being extensile and retractile both in length and breadth.
SPECIAL REPORT ON DISEASES OF THE HORSEUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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WORDS RELATED TO EXTENSILE

  • approaching
  • continual
  • continuing
  • continuous
  • endless
  • expansible
  • expansile
  • extendible
  • extensile
  • going on
  • perpetual
  • ranging
  • spanning
  • spreading
  • stretch
  • stretchable
  • stretching
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