• Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
    Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n animalism preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites
    • n animalism the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature
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A symmetrical pattern, showing lines, beads and animal figures A symmetrical pattern, showing lines, beads and animal figures
Showing extensive interwoven leaf and stem forms and animals Showing extensive interwoven leaf and stem forms and animals
From Animal Legends from many Lands From Animal Legends from many Lands
Composite Animals 1 Composite Animals 1
Composite Animals 2 Composite Animals 2
The animals heave at the rock The animals heave at the rock
Footprints of animals Footprints of animals
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hummingbirds are the only animal that can fly backwards
    • n Animalism The state, activity, or enjoyment of animals; mere animal life without intellectual or moral qualities or objectives; preoccupation with sensual, physical, or carnal pleasures.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The blue whale is the loudest animal on the earth. Its whistle can reach up to 188 decibels
    • n animalism The state of a mere animal; the state of being actuated by sensual appetites only, and not by intellectual or moral forces; sensuality.
    • n animalism The exercise of animal faculties; animal activity.
    • n animalism A mere animal; specifically, a human being dominated by animal qualities and passions.
    • n animalism In physiology, same as animalculism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gorilla gorilla gorilla is the scientific name for the animal gorilla
    • n Animalism the state of being actuated by animal appetites only: the exercise or enjoyment of animal life, as distinct from intellectual: brutishness: sensuality:
    • n Animalism (rare) a mere animal being
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Man is the only animal that blushes -- or needs to.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.”
  • Charles Lamb
    “Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. animalisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—anima, air, life, Gr. anemos, wind—, aēmi, Sans. an, to breathe, to blow.


In literature:

True, in the more complex animals, nature localizes in the almost independent sexual cells the power of producing the whole anew.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
She herself had climbed a birch tree several times and picked leaf buds for the animals to eat.
"Lisbeth Longfrock" by Hans Aanrud
In man and in the higher animals plays are a preparation, a prelude to the active functions of life.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
Sir John Sebright kept this animal for about a year, almost always in his room.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
This would seem, at first thought, a very bad thing for the little animal.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
She told of animals that stood their ground and fought instead of running away.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
When we landed, which was difficult on account of the breakers, we fired at the animals and killed a number of them.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
The forests contained many wild animals, for in the forests the animals found both food and protection.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
The only other animal known to habitually exhibit "the amble" is the giraffe.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
But now I shall describe to you quite a different class of animals, namely, animals that eat only meat.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
The fluids secreted from the mucous membranes of animals are of various kinds and consistencies.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
No effort has been made to develop any but their bodily strength, animal passions, and instinctive feelings.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
As to our animals, we must protect them as well as we can, and take our chance.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
Because man, then, is half animal, shall we say that the animal is half man?
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
In range animals the first symptom noted is generally the sudden falling of the animal and consequent inability to rise.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Bishop waxed suddenly animated.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
If vegetable food is not preferable to animal, I certainly do not wish to have it so regarded.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
The features were full of life and animation, the attitudes natural, and the drapery easy and graceful.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
These teeth, sharply pointed in younger animals, may wear substantially as the animal ages.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
This animal is somewhat larger than the striated monkey.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

In poetry:

Man, too, hurries,
Eats, couples, buries,
He is an animal also
With a hey ho melancholy,
Away with it, let it go.
"Away, Melancholy" by Stevie Smith
The flag that hung half-mast today
Seemed animate with being
As if it knew for who it flew
And will no more be seeing.
"The Hon. Sec." by Sir John Betjeman
Linked through the ages, one and all,
In long anthropomorphous chain,
The human and the animal
Inseparably must remain.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
O may I catch that sacred fire,
Which animates thy breast;
Like thee to noblest heights aspire,
Like thee be truly blest!
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler
When expectation's stronger power,
With crimson dies the cheek;
And in the animated eye,
The heart's warm feelings speak:
"To Disappointment" by Elizabeth Bath
The rod bends low, divining land,
And through the sundered water crawls
A garden holding to her hand
With birds and animals
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have sponsored the animal named Nora on behalf of the 20-year-old singer and actress to celebrate her big day and to thank her for her dedication to animal rights.
From Pixar Animation comes this computer-animated gem about a timid clown fish (Albert Brooks) combing the Great Barrier Reef to find his missing son.
Abandonment exposes animals to unnecessary danger, like weather extremes and wildlife, Wooliscroft said, and according to Lt Alan Borgal, the director for the Center of Animal Protection, it is also illegal.
Animal abuser can't be around any animals for 2 years.
Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue is offering $1,000 reward to bring an animal abuser to justice.
Star City High School students recently unleashed lions and tigers and bears and other wild animals from their pens as part of an educational lesson involving animals and art.
Iggy Pop presented Joan Jett with the Nanci Alexander Activist Award -- named after the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- for Jett's work on behalf of animal rights.
See other animals for adoption at or go to for this week's featured animals.
Animal activist and actress Alison Eastwood's biggest passion is helping animals and finding them loving homes.
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — The East Baton Rouge Metro Council did not act after former employees accused Companion Animal Alliance of animal abuse and mismanagement.
Baton Rouge, LA (NBC33) — The East Baton Rouge Metro Council did not act after former employees accused Companion Animal Alliance of animal abuse and mismanagement.
An animal rights group is urging federal inspectors to fine Charles River Laboratories nearly $200,000 after the firm reported four more monkeys and other research animals died at its testing labs in Nevada and elsewhere since 2009.
The Animal Services Department will experiment with two programs designed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals .
The Rocklin City Council approved an updated service contract with a local veterinarian to provide a larger animal shelter as the number of animals coming in increases.
"Pueblo Animal Services is a division if the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, and we do animal control as well as sheltering 8,000 animals a year," Jan McHugh-Smith with Pueblo Animal Services said.

In science:

A Gesture Assignment Module, which controls the temporal coordination of gestures and speech. 5. A player, which plays the animated characters and the corresponding speech sound files.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
Baldes (2000 ). ‘The Automated Design of Believable Dialogues for Animated Presentation Teams’.
Dialogue as Discourse: Controlling Global Properties of Scripted Dialogue
Since homologous sequences are clearly strongly correlated, the results of their statistical analysis suffer from errors due to the particular choice of the pairs of proteins (e.g., emoglobin of some animals belongs to a class of homologous proteins, which, for historical reasons, has been extensively studied).
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
Metaxas, ’Realistic Animation of Liquids’, Center for Human Modeling and Simulation.
Solution to two-dimensional Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations with SIMPLE, SIMPLER and Vorticity-Stream Function Approaches. Driven-Lid Cavity Problem: Solution and Visualization
These heaps of dimers also occur in relation to lattice animals and so-called Lorentzian gravity and may be defined as follows.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
In contrast with these results, a number of experiments indicate that humans and other animals can change their behavior in response to changes in the probabilities of stimuli and rewards, sometimes making optimal use of the available data [4, 5, 6, 7].
Should you believe that this coin is fair?
The model of dynamic biases considered here is closely related to the experiments in Refs and , where animals experience time dependent biases in reward probability and have to modulate their behaviors accordingly.
Should you believe that this coin is fair?
Looking at things another way, a multicellular animal can be considered as an ecosystem of eukaryotic cells (OK so the genetic code for most of the cells is identical — gut flora being the obvious exception), and each eukaryotic cell can be considered an ecosystem of bacterial cells (nucleus + organelles).
The influence of parsimony and randomness on complexity growth in Tierra
This is illustrated by Diagram 2.1, where a stands for Tweety, c for penguins, b for birds, d for flying animals or ob jects.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
Consider the case where Tweety is a bird, but a dead animal.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
Even if 100% lethality is assumed for all land animals after a nearby SN explosion, marine life will certainly survive to a large extent (since UV is absorbed from a couple of meters of water).
On the "Galactic Habitable Zone"
On the upper critical dimension of lattice trees and lattice animals. J.
An expansion for self-interacting random walks
In the remaining sections of the paper, we describe the interest of a good and easy to use animation controller.
Integration of a Balanced Virtual Manikin in a Virtual Reality Platform aimed at Virtual Prototyping
J. Laszlo, M. van de Panne, E. Fiume, "Limit Cycle Control, and its Application to the Animation of Balancing and Walking", Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1996.
Integration of a Balanced Virtual Manikin in a Virtual Reality Platform aimed at Virtual Prototyping
Motion capture-driven simulations that hit and react. In Proceedings of the 2002 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics symposium on Computer animation, pages 89–96.
Balanced Virtual Humans Interacting with their Environment