moss animal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moss animal sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moss animal (Zoöl) a bryozoan.
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Usage

In literature:

On entering Moss I was struck by the animation which seemed to result from industry.
"Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark" by Mary Wollstonecraft
Mine shafts were up to thirty feet deep and necessitated the use of chalk lamps fueled by animal fat with wicks of moss.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
And moss under it, and animals, jess like I used to have.
"St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 2, December, 1877" by Various
And it was choked with the hair (of men and animals) for its moss.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Instead of tar, moss and clay and the tallow of sea animals calked the seams.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Moss-covered rocks, green wooded islands, and innumerable fishing-craft, give variety and animation to the scene.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Nest on the ground; made of fine rootlets, grass and moss, lined neatly with animal fur.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Every tree and plant, even the grass and the moss, agreed to furnish a cure for one of the diseases sent by the animals.
"Two Indian Children of Long Ago" by Frances Taylor
The walls were made of stone and the bones of animals, and chinked with moss.
"North-Pole Voyages" by Zachariah Atwell Mudge
The walls were made of stones, moss, and of the bones of whale, narwhal, and other animals.
"True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World" by Adolphus W. Greely
But this is not the case in the lower plants, such as mosses, algae, fungi, and in most animals, especially the lower ones.
"The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
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In poetry:

They say that all nature is smiling and gay,
But the moss often covers the rock;
Every animal form is beset by a foe,
For the wolf always follows the flock.
"The Darker Side." by Alfred Castner King