Troglodytical

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Troglodytical Of or pertaining to a troglodyte, or dweller in caves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • troglodytical Troglodytic in character or habits; relating to the troglodytes or cave-dwellers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Troglodytical cave-dwelling
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. troglodyticus, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. trōglodytēstrōglē, a cave, dyein, to enter.

Usage

In literature:

Now I am ready for my troglodyte friend.
"Tales of Terror and Mystery" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Ezra Stowbody was a troglodyte.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
Then came Lord Mulross, a respectable troglodytic peer, who represented the one sluggish element in a swiftly progressing Government.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
This war is, indeed, a troglodytic propaganda.
"War and the Future" by H. G. Wells
He was no better than a troglodyte, set down in a new wilderness.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
Was it amongst the troglodytes who live under the earth, and are grimy with the smoke of Hades?
"Thais" by Anatole France
The original cave man, the troglodyte, may have got his that way.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
During our stay at Philae she found a troglodyte who was induced to teach her his language.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Now I am ready for my troglodyte friend.
"The Last Galley" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Hurry along that breakfast of yours, sir; I am as hungry as a Troglodyte.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
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In news:

His best known song was the 1972 Jimmy Castor Bunch hit "Troglodyte.".
View full size Wikimedia Commons Ancient "troglodyte" homes in Louresse-Rochemenier, France.
The Mexican Blind Cave Fish Isn't the Only Troglodytic Fish Available to Fishkeepers.
Getty A stock photo of a chimpanzee (pan troglodytes) with arms raised.
I see our local troglodyte Fernand LaBranche has emerged from his cave to hurl more fire and brimstone at President Obama.
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In science:

Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii and Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii.
Stable isotopes, functional morphology, and human evolution: a model of consilience
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