Usage examples for baboon

  1. At breakfast, next morning, she was hardly on speaking terms with her sister, while Stephen Grey was pronounced " a perfect bore- a baboon, with more hair than brains." – Dora Deane by Mary J. Holmes
  2. So the next morning when the Potato Face Blind Man sat down to play his accordion on the corner nearest the postoffice in the Village of Liver- and- Onions, next to him on the right hand side sitting on the sidewalk was Poker Face the Baboon and on the left hand side sitting next to him was Hot Dog the Tiger. – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  3. He looked like a monstrous baboon shuffling towards her. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  4. A clergyman in England, of some distinction, had a tame baboon, who was very fond of him, and whenever he could get a chance, followed him in the street. – Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match by Francis C. Woodworth
  5. The baboon realized that he could not get away. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Mississippi-or-Afloat-with-the-Big-Show-on-the-Big-River by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  6. He was a good- sized animal, with a very long body, a smooth black coat, tan feet, muzzle, and " spectacles," and a face of extraordinary length, which gave him a profoundly- wise baboon- like expression. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  7. They passed under the tree where the baboon was hid, and the spirit of mischief seemed to wake up in the wounded animal, notwithstanding all that had happened to him that night. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  8. On contemplating their persons, you saw them with a physical organization resembling beings of a grade below the rank of man; long projecting heels, the gastronymic muscle wanting, and no calves to their legs; their mouths and chins protruded, their noses flat, their foreheads retiring, having exactly the head and legs of the baboon tribe. – An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Maria Child
  9. All dead- all dead," and an old baboon in the rocks with startling suddenness barked out " all dead" in answer. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  10. " I trust to your honours, my genlemens," remarked the beastly baboon in question, in a manner so apropos that I guessed him not entirely ignorant of German, after all. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  11. This baboon was extremely gentle and docile, and its master had given it an excellent education. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  12. The apothecary, who was a little old withered man, with a forehead about an inch high, a nose turned up at the end, large cheek- bones that helped to form a pit for his little gray eyes, a great bag of loose skin hanging down on each side in wrinkles, like the alforjos of a baboon, and a mouth so much accustomed to that contraction which produces grinning, that he could not pronounce a syllable without discovering the remains of his teeth, which consisted of four yellow fangs, not improperly, by anatomists, called canine. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  13. The brain of a baboon differs very little from the brain of a man. – The Gospel of the Hereafter by J. Paterson-Smyth
  14. The Empress was much amused at seeing the baboon lose her dignity so completely under the influence of this lady. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  15. The huge baboon, therefore, which had become our latest regimental pet and terror, was promptly transferred to other custody, and our scanty kits were packed with utmost speed. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry