Usage examples for vertebrate

  1. The earliest known vertebrate remains are those of Fishes; and Fishes are the most homogeneous of the vertebrata. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  2. As a matter of fact the man who once concedes to the vivisector the right to put a dog outside the laws of honor and fellowship, concedes to him also the right to put himself outside them; for he is nothing to the vivisector but a more highly developed, and consequently more interesting- to- experiment- on vertebrate than the dog. – The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors by George Bernard Shaw
  3. While it lacks the winged seeds of the latter it is even more effectually protected from the attacks of vertebrate enemies on account of its irritating hairs. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  4. It is not perhaps astonishing that a scent which is ex hypothesi unpleasant to an insect- eating Vertebrate should be displeasing to the human sense; but it is certainly wonderful that an odour which is ex hypothesi agreeable to a female butterfly should also be agreeable to man. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  5. Mrs. March had out the vertebrate and was consulting one of its glittering ribs and glancing up from it at a house before which they stood. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  6. The Vertebrate fauna elaborated in the Mesozoic continent moved westward and took possession of the new lands, which gradually increased in extent up to, and in some directions after, the Miocene epoch. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  7. The profusion of vertebrate remains brought to light was almost unbelievable. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson
  8. Remember that you are a vertebrate animal, and it is by mistake that you have developed a soul. – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  9. If you won't regard Hazlet as a man and a brother, at least remember that he's a vertebrate animal. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  10. Nevertheless it is certain that groups of animals have existed, or do now exist, which serve to connect more or less closely the several great vertebrate classes. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  11. It appears doubtful whether any species of British fossil, whether of the vertebrate or invertebrate class, is common to the Oolite and Chalk. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  12. We have brains and intelligence, and we certainly should be able to establish ourselves without the aid of other vertebrate forms of life. – The Long Voyage by Carl Richard Jacobi
  13. It is difficult to analyse, because in truth it is neither closely argumentative, nor is it vertebrate even as a piece of rhetoric. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  14. When the molecules are so combined as to form the brain and nervous system of a vertebrate the corresponding elements of mind- stuff are so combined as to form some kind of consciousness; that is to say, changes in the complex which take place at the same time get so linked together that the repetition of one implies the repetition of the other. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  15. In reality the change implies a profound modification of the frame and life of the vertebrate – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  16. Note his close and convincing reasoning on the development of the vertebrate eye, and how inadequate the Darwinian idea of the accumulation of insensible variations is to account for it. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  17. The polyp would afford very little protection against the snail's vertebrate enemies or against what appears to be its chief foe, namely, drought. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale
  18. However, there is no evidence that this tree is especially attractive to any kind of vertebrate or plays an important part in the ecology of the area. – The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation by Henry S. Fitch Ronald L. McGregor
  19. The higher vertebrate knows, so far as we may ascertain, only two forms of the family: polygamy or pairs. – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
  20. Such training would have to be obtained through some of the field work of the Museum of Vertebrate zoology. – Adequate Preparation for the Teacher of Biological Sciences in Secondary Schools by James Daley McDonald