More established, conservative Irish banks began to ape some of the same tactics to ward off the new contender.
He self-consciously tries to ape the mannerisms of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
Marlow Stern spoke with the Oscar-winning filmmaker James Marsh about the ape who lived on the Upper West Side.
The climate change deniers are jumping on this, as the first George Bush would have said, like ugly on an ape.
Yup, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld compared President Obama to an ape.
He is as full of cunning as an ape, and, I warrant me, would act his part marvellously.
Misled by certain signs of form and shape, Some think we are descended from the ape.
The ape, baffled, pursues his way; the chariot is replaced on the earth.
One would have said that this creature was less a man than an ape.
To a wise much-meditative House-Mastiff, can that be pleasant, from an unthinking dizened creature of the ape species?
Old English apa "ape, monkey," from Proto-Germanic *apan (cf. Old Saxon apo, Old Norse api, Dutch aap, German affe), perhaps borrowed in Proto-Germanic from Celtic (cf. Old Irish apa) or Slavic (cf. Old Bohemian op, Slovak opitza), perhaps ultimately from a non-Indo-European language.
Apes were noted in medieval times for mimicry of human action, hence, perhaps, the other figurative use of the word, to mean "a fool." To go ape (in emphatic form, go apeshit) "go crazy" is 1955, U.S. slang. To lead apes in hell (1570s) was the fancied fate of one who died an old maid.
"to imitate," 1630s, but the notion is implied earlier, e.g. to play the ape (1570s), Middle English apeshipe "ape-like behavior, simulation" (mid-15c.); and the noun sense of "one who mimics" may date from early 13c. Related: Aped; aping.
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an animal of the monkey tribe (1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chr. 9:21). It was brought from India by the fleets of Solomon and Hiram, and was called by the Hebrews _koph_, and by the Greeks _kepos_, both words being just the Indian Tamil name of the monkey, kapi, i.e., swift, nimble, active. No species of ape has ever been found in Palestine or the adjacent regions.