fruit bat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fruit bat large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fruit bat (Zoöl) one of the Frugivora; -- called also fruit-eating bat.
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Usage

In literature:

The lama dropped wearily to the ground, much as a heavy fruit-eating bat cowers, and returned to his rosary.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
Of mammalia a large Pteropus, or fruit-eating bat, was seen once or twice, but no specimen was procured.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
Great fruit-bats, flying lemurs, owls and other nocturnal creatures made the evenings and nights full of interest.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Cooking the fruit expels all these, and they cannot pass through the cotton batting.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Bats are mostly insectivorous; a few are fruit-eaters, such as our common flying-fox.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
They live in caves, and not as the large fruit bats of India, which repose head downwards, hanging from trees in great colonies.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
The fruit bats are found in Asia, Africa, and Australia.
"Little Folks" by Various
The last time I had seen fruit bats was in the gardens of Perideniya, Ceylon.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
The bats live on fruit, just as monkeys do; only the bats eat at dusk, and sleep during the day.
"Fil and Filippa" by John Stuart Thomson
In the fruit-bats this is not required, and the tail is rudimentary or absent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

In the gates of these your councils my people shall sing.
In the doors of these your garners the Bat-folk shall cling;
And the snake shall be your watchman,
By a hearthstone unswept;
For the Karela, the bitter Karela,
Shall fruit where ye slept!
"Mowgli's Song Against People" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Cheese Pizza Waffles at Fruit Bat.
3 Species of Fruit Bat Found to Harbor Deadly Ebola Virus .
Fruit Bat Space Will Become BARCADE, An '80s-Themed Arcade Bar.
Less Fancy Cocktail Contestants Mix It Up At Fruit Bat Tonight.
Cheese Pizza Waffles at Fruit Bat .
3 Species of Fruit Bat Found to Harbor Deadly Ebola Virus.
Enlarge Terry Richard, The Oregonian "Flying fox" (fruit bat), Harvard Museum of Natural History Boston Harvard University gallery (10 photos).
Fruit bats use oral sex to prolong the deed.
A night-vision video shows two captured fruit bats copulating in a cage.
Scientists explain how fruit bats living on fermenting, alcohol-accumulating fruits stay sober.
Fruit Bats – You're Too Weird.
Justin Hammel August 4, 2011 4:59 PM Tags: fruit bats, funny, weird.
Danny Grotto, 4, has a close encounter with a live Egyptian Fruit Bat at the Sugar Grove Library on Saturday, Oct 29.
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