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Origin of quadruped
OTHER WORDS FROM quadrupedquad·ru·pe·dal [kwo-droo-pi-dl, kwod-roo-ped-l], /kwɒˈdru pɪ dl, ˌkwɒd rʊˈpɛd l/, adjectivequad·ru·ped·ism, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for quadruped
There could not, indeed, be stronger evidence that man has descended from a quadruped ancestor.
But these species have returned to the quadruped habit, to which the equal length of their limbs adapts them.
Variations of this form of punishment are seen in the furca and in the "making a quadruped out of a man."The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
And the wretched lunatic went behind the screen and wheeled out a small wooden quadruped covered with large round spots!The Talking Horse|F. Anstey
The four-handed animals fill up the great chasm between the quadruped and the human species.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon