"Of course," the earthling agreed weakly, licking cottony lips.
The earthling looked off, unseeing, into a far corner of the room.
Forential had shown him pictures of female Lyrians; and this girl—but for the fact she was an earthling—would have been beautiful.
"Ggaran, you explain it to the earthling," said His Effulgence.
The bandwidths in the Martian cameras don't necessarily match the color bandwidths on earthling computers.
Just pretend you are Ellen the earthling from that comedy of yours.
When, with several of them, he returned to the village, the earthling was gone.
The others tied the earthling up and threw him into one of the huts.
In such cases, Investigations had stepped in and the Martian or earthling troublemaker had been sent to the rare-earth mines.
They took the earthling out with them, then, and tied him to a tree.
Old English yrþling "plowman" (see earth + -ling); the sense of "inhabitant of the earth" is from 1590s. Earthman was originally (1860) "a demon who lives in the earth;" science fiction sense of "inhabitant of the planet Earth" first attested 1949 in writing of Robert Heinlein. Earlier in this sense was earthite (1825).