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Old people and their obsession with secrecy, vestigial limb of a world where secrets still existed.
DARK SPACES ON THE MAPKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
There will be vestigial tailbones and dangling dewclaws for some time to come, but the point is to set our sights for our best selves and not our worst.
It is safe to suppose that our needs are like those of the race and that in us nothing is vestigial that is active in others.
Or, on the other hand, may not such faculty be regarded not as vestigial, but as rudimentary?
Whatever lightness or joy survived was the meaningless vestigial twitching of an obsolete organ.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
We now call these toes "vestigial," and know the pig's ancestors used them, walking on four toes and not on two, as at present.
THE MEANING OF EVOLUTIONSAMUEL CHRISTIAN SCHMUCKER
Similar vestigial teeth, 5-40 in number, sometimes occur in goosebeaked whales (p. 70).
The posterior limb is, as a rule, pentedactylate, but in nearly every case the pollex is vestigial or absent.
THE VERTEBRATE SKELETONSIDNEY H. REYNOLDS
The hand consists of four complete digits, and a vestigial pollex reduced to a short metacarpal.
THE VERTEBRATE SKELETONSIDNEY H. REYNOLDS
The body is elongated, and as a rule four short pentedactylate limbs are present, but sometimes limbs are vestigial or absent.
THE VERTEBRATE SKELETONSIDNEY H. REYNOLDS

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