They found that 60 percent of plantations overlapped with great ape habitat across the entire area.
So the great ape pitying the man, instructed him as if he were his disciple; after which he went back to his abode in the forest.
A great ape weighing hundreds of pounds, crying like a child!
The great ape on the path ahead cowered back, bearing his fangs, roaring in anger.
He was white haired and looked like a great ape, she gasped.
The nest which she had just quitted was an accurate representation of the nest constructed by this great ape.
How are we to come into the place where this great ape lives?
"As Bentley I would have no chance at all against a great ape," said Bentley to himself.
Cut-in-Half slept in a room underneath, with his great ape, Gargousse, fastened to the foot of his bed.
But at that moment Naka Machi returned, leading a great ape which seemed as docile as though it had been drugged.
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.
See anthropoid ape.
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.