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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JUNGLE

The day was sultry, and the heat, even in the dense shade of the jungle, oppressive.

"Number One has escaped into the jungle, Professor," he said.

And you have watched over me alone in the jungle for two days?

"I'd like to know how I'm going to get back through this jungle after dark," Charlie said.

There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a jungle, close about the door.

The crescendo of motors as he ran, sobbing now in fear, for the cover of the jungle.

There was no threat, for him, in that throbbing that was like the beating of the jungle's heart.

Why, instead, they had tied him here alone in the darkness of the jungle.

I ain't askin' you to tell me 'bout the races on the jungle tracks.

You mean beside that plain girl wearing the jungle of rhododendrons?

WORD ORIGIN

1776, from Hindi jangal "desert, forest, wasteland, uncultivated ground," from Sanskrit jangala-s "arid, sparsely grown with trees," of unknown origin. Specific sense of "land overgrown by vegetation in a wild, tangled mass" is first recorded 1849; meaning "place notoriously lawless and violent" is first recorded 1906, from Upton Sinclair's novel (cf. asphalt jungle, 1949, William R. Burnett's novel title, made into a film 1950 by John Huston; blackboard jungle, 1954, Evan Hunter's novel title, movie in 1955). Jungle gym was a trademark name, 1923, by Junglegym Inc., Chicago, U.S. Jungle bunny, derogatory for "black person," attested from 1966.

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