Old World monkey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Old World monkey of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
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Usage

In literature:

The anthropoid apes have in common with man many characters which are not present in the lower Old World monkeys.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
The fact can be verified by every one who possesses the skull of any old or new world monkey.
"On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals" by Thomas H. Huxley
The fact can be verified by every one who possesses the skull of any old or new world monkey.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
This finishes the series of such of the American monkeys as have a larger number of teeth than those of the Old World.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
It is worth noting, by the way, that no old-world monkey has attained to this application of its tail.
"Concerning Animals and Other Matters" by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
Monkeys are eaten in some parts of the Old World, and universally in South America.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
That you're the horridest boy in this whole world and I've a mind to fling your old monkeys straight at you!
"Dorothy on a House Boat" by Evelyn Raymond
The fact can be verified by every one who possesses the skull of any old or new world monkey.
"Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
These monkeys are mostly smaller and weaker than the Old World forms and are always long-tailed, the tail being frequently prehensile.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In news:

A synthetic analysis of molecular, fossil and biogeographical data gives a remarkably consistent scenario for the evolution of the catarrhine primates – the hominoids and Old World monkeys.
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