Usage examples for polyp

  1. Life is not very exhilarating at best, but for a man to set his heart on such a woman as this girl promises to be, and then be denied- why, he had better remain a polyp. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  2. Spencer refused to accept the contrast between body- cells and germ- cells as expressing a fact, and referred for his reasons to the numerous cases in which small pieces of a plant or polyp may grow into an entire organism. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  3. The phenomena which constitute the life of a man are far other than those which make up the life of a polyp or a plant; and in the more simple forms life is so greatly reduced that it is often a matter of difficulty to decide whether a given form belongs to the animal, vegetable, or mineral kingdom. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  4. And a polyp, among all creatures, has a minimum of time to himself in which to sit down and think. – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  5. While they revolved in their course together like a many- limbed polyp, the Pole ravened with ceaseless and bestial ululation. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  6. Isn't he a kind of sponge of the polyp order, overlooked by naturalists, which should be carefully squeezed before he is left for his heirs to feed upon? – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  7. If you wish to know how much the tentacle of a small polyp is worth you may chance to see a cent pass for it from the crone who buys to the boy who sells it smoking from the kettle; but the price of cooked cabbage or pumpkin must remain a mystery, along with that of many raw vegetables and the more revolting viscera of the less- recognizable animals. – Roman Holidays and Others by W. D. Howells
  8. It is made of the shells of little animals, called the polyp, which live in the sea. – Uncle Robert's Geography (Uncle Robert's Visit, V.3) by Francis W. Parker and Nellie Lathrop Helm
  9. A bud or a cutting separated off from a living creature- tiger- lily or potato, polyp or worm- reproduces an entire organism like the parent, if the appropriate nurture- conditions are available; and it can do so because it is a fair sample of the parental organisation. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  10. As a rule the germ develops into a stalked polyp, out of which the free- swimming Medusa is formed. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  11. Who and what, then, is this lordly tenant whose germ was coeval with matter, whose birth was in the first living cell which appeared upon the planet, whose apprenticeship has been served through every grade of existence from the humble polyp upwards, whose education has been carried on through the brain and organs of every grade of animal life with its countless expedients for existence and enjoyment, until now, as lord of its domain, it looks back upon its long course of development and education, looks about upon its environments and wonders at itself, at what it sees, and at what it prophesies. – Telepathy and the Subliminal Self by R. Osgood Mason
  12. Some primitive animal abandoned the worm- like habit, and attached itself, like a polyp, to the floor. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  13. It was quite by accident that I was brought face to face with the human side of a polyp. – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  14. Am I not right, little polyp? – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  15. In structure each tiny polyp is little more than a fleshy sac whose mouth is surrounded with petal- like tentacles, or feelers. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton