homing instinct


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homing instinct

nHeimfindevermögen nt
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but never once does his sense of direction fail him--the homing instinct is supreme.
It always proved of the greatest aid to Perry and me; nevertheless we were anxious to enlarge our map, for we at least were not endowed with the homing instinct.
He set his face down this toward Madison Square, for the homing instinct survives even when the home is a park bench.
Perry said it must be some sort of homing instinct such as is possessed by certain breeds of earthly pigeons.
The small ray of Frome's lantern was soon lost in this smothering medium, in which even his sense of direction, and the bay's homing instinct, finally ceased to serve us.
If its homing instinct led it upon the right line, there can be no doubt that somewhere out in the wastes of the Atlantic the last European pterodactyl found its end.
And the tendency of middle-aged Pittsburgh millionaires to marry chorus-girls is notoriously like the homing instinct of pigeons.
Not just because it's unfriendly, but you need to locate them at least 20 metres away as otherwise their homing instinct will bring them straight back to you!
We tried to find it by dead reckoning or homing instinct, but it just wasn't where it should have been.
The yows pass the homing instinct on to their offspring and that is why it is vital we put them in the right place.
He left the area in pursuit of work but never broke the steel umbilical cord or lost the homing instinct and down to earth attitudes that mark him out as a Teesside everyman.
Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives us an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain today.