• Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
    Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n animator the technician who produces animated cartoons
    • n animator someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people
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A symmetrical pattern, showing lines, beads and animal figures A symmetrical pattern, showing lines, beads and animal figures
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From Animal Legends from many Lands From Animal Legends from many Lands
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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: The movie "Chicken Run" made in 2,000 had the most plasticine used in an animated movie. They used 2,380 kg of plasticine for the movie
    • n Animator One who, or that which, animates; an animater.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: From all the states, Montana has the most different species of animals
    • n animator One who or that which animates or gives life; one who enlivens or inspires.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The A.A. Milne character of Winnie the Pooh made his animated film debut in 1966 in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
    • Animator he who, or that which, animates
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  • Samuel Butler
    “Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.”
  • Malcolm De Chazal
    Malcolm De Chazal
    “Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.”
  • Confucius
    “Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.”
  • George Eliot
    “Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”
  • Georg Hegel
    “Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “Animals often strike us as passionate machines.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. animare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Animal.


In literature:

She was always timid in the presence of animals, and by no persuasion could she be induced to caress a domestic animal.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Full into the firelight, with a stealthy, sidelong movement, glided a doglike animal.
"White Fang" by Jack London
If they see either one of their own herd or any other animal taking to flight, wild animals invariably flee.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
It may be laid down in principle that the flying animal begins as a leaping animal.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
Why, he can even write animal-language.
"The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" by Hugh Lofting
All vertebrate animals, all insects, and some other large groups of animals, pair for each birth.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
He, however, fearing that its additional weight might impede their ascent, wished to send away the animal.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
In the strange manner of animals, they had received telepathic alarm, and had instantly obeyed.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
It was indeed a race with death on the part of the faithful animal.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
We act and look like animals because we have to fight for existence on an animal level.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
There are persons who can move their ears in the same way as is done by the lower animals.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
An animal never looks at the clock and this is typical of the different ways in which human beings and animals behave.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Many piebald animals probably come under this same head.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
They went over and found the animal standing in a little paddock fenced with strong stakes.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
In your selection you will prefer those of a sanguine temperament, and so inclined to maintain a higher degree of animal heat.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
The reader must not infer this to mean that the animals of those days were like our present animals.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Everywhere I found strange birds and animals, and began to get acquainted with them.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
One of the most dangerous ambushes which can be met on the road by animals who resort to a spring is that prepared by the Python.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
This is what takes place in the reproduction of all cells of the animal and vegetable kingdoms.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
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

In poetry:

Or indeed to anyone? I know that all men
instinctively rebel against it. But yet
They will come to it at last.
Then man will have come of age; he will still suffer and still die,
but like a God, not a tortured animal.
"Going To The Horse Flats" by Robinson Jeffers
And there the poor creatures lay huddled together with fear,
And the weary night seemed to them more like a year,
And they saw the natives kindling fires on the shore,
To frighten wild animals away, that had begun to roar.
"The Wreck of the Barque 'Lynton'" by William Topaz McGonagall
If we sang in the wood (and Death is a German expert)
while snows flies, chill, after so frequent knew
so many all nothing,
for lead & fire, it's not we would assert
particulars, but animal; cats mew,
horses scream, man sing.
"Dream Song 41: If we sang in the wood (and Death is a German expert)" by John Berryman
O night O trembling night O night of sighs
O night when my body was a rod O night
When my mouth was a vague animal cry
Pasturing on her flesh O night
When the close darkness was a nest
Made of her hair and filled with my eyes
"O Night O Trembling Night" by Stephen Spender
How the cages jolted past, with each wagon battened fast,
And the mystery within it only hinted of at last
From the little grated square in the rear, and nosing there
The snout of some strange animal that sniffed the outer air!
"The Circus-Day Parade" by James Whitcomb Riley
Love's at home within the hovel, on the curb or in the den,
With the highest or the lowest, in the varied walks of men,
When they feel the animation of her bouyancy and zeal,
Welling big with exultation in the glory of their weal.
"The Haven Of The Lees" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

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.
The Humane Animal Treatment Society is breaking ground for the Isabella County/Humane Animal Treatment Society Health Clinic.
And by that I mean it's a House for animals – a veterinary clinic run by a misanthropic doctor ( Weeds ' Justin Kirk) who loves animals and hates people.
Sarvello said there were four or five other reports of animals attacking other animals in the city during the latter part of the summer.
0They've been dealing with a significant mold issue in the animal shelter for over a year, and there's a lack of appropriate housing space for the animals .
They've been dealing with a significant mold issue in the animal shelter for over a year, and there's a lack of appropriate housing space for the animals .
COLUMBUS — An animal owner told a federal judge Monday that abiding by Ohio's new regulations on exotic creatures would put some of her animals ' lives in danger and take thousands of dollars away from her business.
Polly Britton of the Ohio Association of Animal Owners testified that under the new rules, most exotic-pet owners would have to tear down the housing they have for their animals and rebuild it.
To fight these problems, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held a workshop for local animal control officers.
The workshop included tools used by animal abuse and information that animal abuse can lead to other problems.
Huntsman testified Monday in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, that a requirement Ohio's new regulations on exotic creatures that animals receive a microchip for identification, would put animals at risk because of sedation during surgery.
Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy uses animals to calm, motivate and engage patients.
Stapleton, owner of Paws & Claws Animal Sanctuary near Waldo, has been taking in tigers and black bears from Ohioians who have found that they can no longer keep the animals for more than 10 years.

In science:

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?
Janse van Renburg E J 2000 The statistical mechanics of interacting walks, polygons, animals and vesicles (Oxford: Oxford University Press) Bousquet-M´elou M 1996 A method for the enumeration of various classes of column-convex polygons Disc.
Perimeter Generating Functions For The Mean-Squared Radius Of Gyration Of Convex Polygons
Acknowledgments : This work has been made possible thanks to the financial grants allocated by the Rhˆone-Alpes region through its “Emergence” science program, and by the CNRS/INSERM via its IPA program dedicated to the small animal imaging.
Experimental study of a liquid Xenon PET prototype module
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
Development and Evaluation of a Computer-Animated Tutor for Vocabulary and Language Learning for Children with Autism.
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society
Twenty animals were tested, five at each of four dose levels (see Table 1).
Wrong Priors
Bin(ni , θi ), where θi is the probability of death for animals given dose xi .
Wrong Priors
For example, an ontology may say that a vertex of type human can have another vertex of type human as a friend, but a human cannot have a vertex of type animal as a friend.
Grammar-Based Random Walkers in Semantic Networks