a color ranging from yellowish tan to yellowish brown.
- cam·el·like, adjective
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How to use camel in a sentence
Wernery and Eriksen call those they’ve found in the camels “polybezoars.”Camels have been dying after mistaking plastic for food | Asher Jones | January 15, 2021 | Science News For Students
Before long, they spotted a camel skeleton and began to dig through sand and bones.Plastic waste forms huge, deadly masses in camel guts | Asher Jones | December 15, 2020 | Science News
With a stomach full of plastic, camels don’t eat because they don’t feel hungry, and they starve to death.Plastic waste forms huge, deadly masses in camel guts | Asher Jones | December 15, 2020 | Science News
Getting young camels to make antibodies to the virus would protect people.When physicians and veterinarians team up, all species benefit | Liz Devitt | November 5, 2020 | Science News For Students
If all goes well, the camels will make antibodies to both viruses.When physicians and veterinarians team up, all species benefit | Liz Devitt | November 5, 2020 | Science News For Students
The “clairvoyant camel” has picked Argentina over Germany in the World Cup final.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer | Emily Shire | July 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In short: It is so convenient that it makes a taxi seem about as high-tech as a camel.
There was something rather theatrical—surreal even—about walking into camp accompanied by a camel caravan later that evening.
Later, I fell asleep to the sound of Lhoucine gently coaxing his camel and faint ululating from a distant stone cottage.
Joe would often appear looking suave or cool in various brightly colored situations - as cool as a man with a camel face can look.
He and I went through many distant places in India with camel caravans, carrying loads of silver and gold, spices and fruits.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
I followed his advice, allowed my luggage to be carried, and patiently mounted my camel.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
With the soft tuft of camel hair he blurred against the peak pale, luminous vapor of new cloud.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
And the same John had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: and his meat was locusts and wild honey.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Junglee was close behind the camel leading my pony, and the others in the rear, but all in their places.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for camel
a float attached to a vessel to increase its buoyancy: See also caisson (def. 3)
a raft or float used as a fender between a vessel and a wharf
a fawn colour
(as adjective): a camel dress
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Other Idioms and Phrases with camel
see under last straw.
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