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gib·bon

 (gĭb′ən)
n.
Any of various small arboreal apes of the family Hylobatidae of Southeast Asia, having a slender body, long arms, and no tail.

[French, applied to the animals by Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon in his Histoire Naturelle, in which the word is said to be a local name in a language of Southeast Asia.]

gibbon

(ˈɡɪbən)
n
(Animals) any small agile arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, inhabiting forests in S Asia
[C18: from French, probably from an Indian dialect word]

Gibbon

(ˈɡɪbən)
n
1. (Biography) Edward. 1737–94, English historian; author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–88), controversial in its historical criticism of Christianity
2. (Biography) Lewis Grassic (ˈɡræsɪk), real name James Leslie Mitchell. 1901–35, Scottish writer: best known for his trilogy of novels A Scots Quair (1932–34)

gib•bon

(ˈgɪb ən)

n.
any small, slender arboreal ape of the genera Hylobates or Symphalangus, of S Asia.
[1760–70; < French, name of uncertain orig. used by Buffon]

Gib•bon

(ˈgɪb ən)

n.
Edward, 1737–94, English historian.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gibbon - English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)Gibbon - English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)
2.gibbon - smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tailgibbon - smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tail; of southern Asia and East Indies
lesser ape - gibbons and siamangs
Translations
نَوع من القُرود
gibon
gibbon
gibbon
gibbonapi
テナガザル
gibonas
gibons
gibon
jibonkuyruksuz uzun kollu şebek

gibbon

[ˈgɪbən] Ngibón m

gibbon

[ˈgɪbən] ngibbon m

gibbon

nGibbon m

gibbon

[ˈgɪbən] ngibbone m

gibbon

(ˈgibən) noun
a type of ape with long arms.
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Only two writers make exceptions and receive some approval: Lewis Grassic Gibbon, and the lesser-known John Allan whose Farmer's Boy (1935) had just come out.
com), in the Mearns, Aberdeenshire, celebrates the life, work and times of James Leslie Mitchell, better known by his pen name Lewis Grassic Gibbon.
The fact that the fabricated skull of Piltdown man was one of their venerated ancestors signals that eccentric tradition, and signals their kinship with the equally radical literary Diffusionists in the period--in a loose collocation of writers which includes Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Wyndham Lewis, whose draftsmanship Hargrave has some affinities with.
It is based on the classic novel by writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon, based in Scotland in the early years of the 20th century, lamenting the devastation of war and paying tribute to the endurance of the land.
Globally respected and award-winning writer and director, Terence Davies presents his latest work, Sunset Song, a deeply emotional film adaption of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon novel of the same name.
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The drama, based on the 1932 book by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, will see Deyn play farmer's daughter Chris Guthrie.
Nan Shepherd, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, and Neil Gunn portray unmarried mothers unsentimentally but sympathetically, denouncing the cruelty of an institutionally imposed moral stigma.
This reprint, originally published in 1954, exemplifies the Modernist bildungsroman, as practiced, to cite other Celtic writers, by James Joyce and Lewis Grassic Gibbon.
did much to sustain the Imperial master-narrative [while] Burns, Hogg [and] Lewis Grassic Gibbon [.