The wolf licked her muzzle then approached Sarah and sat in front of her staring.
The species of the genus Lemur are diurnal, and may be recognized by the length of the muzzle, and the large tufted ears.
which a fixed muzzle sight was liable.
The horse's eyes opened, and it lifted its muzzle over the top of the railing.
The head is elongated, with a slender muzzle and the mouth-opening small.
Bordeaux cupped a hand over its muzzle, silencing the horse.
She took Brutus back to the house and washed his muzzle off.
The gentle lemurs (Hapalemur) have a rounder head, with smaller ears and a shorter muzzle, and also a bare patch covered with spines on the fore-arm.
Lights from lasers and muzzle fire spotted the forest below them before they reached an urban area, mostly dark with several patches of electricity.
At length the old hound burst into view with muzzle to the ground, and snapping the air as if possessed, and ran directly to the rock; but, spying the dead fox, she suddenly ceased her hounding as if struck dumb with amazement, and walked round and round him in silence; and one by one her pups arrived, and, like their mother, were sobered into silence by the mystery.
4, the line of sight through D fouls the metal of the gun, the muzzle sight M is used.
Rostov was particularly struck by the beauty of a small, pure-bred, red- spotted bitch on Ilagin's leash, slender but with muscles like steel, a delicate muzzle, and prominent black eyes.
These long-chinned mastodons must have had an extremely elongated muzzle, formed by the upper lip and nose above and the lower lip below, with which they were able to reach the ground, the neck being probably rather longer than in elephants.
Carmen caressed the velvety muzzle and glanced up at Alex in exasperation.
Leche shows that the wild Bactrian camel differs from the domesticated breed of central Asia in the following external characters: the humps are smaller; the long hair does not occupy nearly so much of the body; the colour is much more rufous; and the ears and muzzle are shorter.
There are deer, called taruco (Cervus antisensis); the viscacha, a large rodent; a species of fox called atoc; and the puma (Felts concolor) and ucumari or black bear with a white muzzle, when driven by hunger, wander into the loftier regions.
The inside of the ears and the muzzle are black, and the feet are black to the fetlock joint.
The space between the nostrils and the upper lip is covered with short close hair, as in sheep and goats, without any trace of the bare muzzle of oxen.
When used to hunt rabbits it is provided with a muzzle, or, better and more usual, a cope, made by looping and knotting twine about the head and snout, in order to prevent it killing its quarry, in which case it would gorge itself and go to sleep in the hole.
The muzzle is pointed.
(3) The muzzle more or less shortened, the frontal sinus enlarged, and the cranium elevated and diminished in capacity.
The Eskimo dog has small, upright ears, a straight bushy tail, moderately sharp muzzle and rough coat.
Foxes are likewise distinguished by their slighter build, longer and bushy tail, which always exceeds half the length of the head and body, sharper muzzle, and relatively longer body and shorter limbs.
The lower parts, inner surface of the limbs, throat, chin and upper lip are dirty white; the outside of the ears, particularly at their base, and a patch on each side of the muzzle black; the end of the tail dusky.
The larger variety of the race has a sharp muzzle, upright pointed ears, and a bushy tail generally carried over the back.
The duikers, or duikerboks (Cephalophus), of Africa, which range in size from a large hare to a fallow-deer, typify the subfamily Cephalophinae, characterized by the spike-like horns of the bucks, the elongated aperture of the face-glands, the naked muzzle, the relatively short tail, and the square-crowned upper molars; lateral hoofs being present.
This steadiness may vary during the flight of the projectile, as the shot may be unsteady for some distance after leaving the muzzle, afterwards steadying down, like a spinning-top. Again, a may increase as the gun wears out, after firing a number of rounds.
A discrepancy between a calculated and tabulated result will serve to show the influence of a slight change a in the coefficient of reduction n, and the muzzle velocity V.
gun at ranges 500, woo, 1500, 2000 yds., taking the muzzle velocity V =2150 f/s, and a coefficient of reduction n=0.96.
This muzzle velocity is about 5% greater than the 2150 f/s of the range table, so on these considerations we may suppose about 10% of work is lost by friction in the bore; this is expressed by saying that the factor of effect is f =0.9.
The muzzle is hairy, the ears are of moderate size, and the tail is short, and partially buried among the long hair of the rump. There are no glands on the face; but there is a large globular one at the base of each horn of the size of half a small orange..
General form dog-like, with the head elongated, the muzzle pointed, and the ears moderate, erect and triangular.
very similar to that of the hare, but is smaller and lighter, with a slenderer muzzle and a longer and narrower palate.
The muzzle is naked, small glands are present on the face below the eyes, and the tail is comparatively long.
15.6 Tons 15.2 Tons steam-engine, representing graphically by a curve CPD the relation between the volume and pressure of the powder-gas; and in addition the curves AQE of energy e, AvV of velocity v, and AtT of time t can be plotted or derived, the velocity and energy at the muzzle B being denoted by V and E.
in., and that the gas expands adiabatically up to the muzzle, where B_216 +25.8_3.75 b 2.5X25.8 we find the work realized by expansion is 2826 foot-tons, sufficient to increase the velocity from 1020 to 2250 f/s at the muzzle.
The muzzle is short, the ears large and pendent, the limbs relatively short and heavy, and the coat thick and frequently long.
The majority of these are large and heavilybuilt ruminants, with horns present in both sexes, the muzzle broad, moist and naked, the nostrils lateral, no face-glands, and a large dewlap often developed in the males; while the tail is long and generally tufted, although in one instance longhaired throughout.
The muzzle is narrow and hairy; and when faceglands are present these are small and insignificant; while the tail is short and flattened.
A very ancient British breed is the black Pembroke; and when this breed tends to albinism, the ears and muzzle, and more rarely the fetlocks, remain completely black, or very dark grey, although the colour elsewhere is whitish, more or less flecked and blotched with pale grey.
of the same two shot, fired with the same muzzle velocity V = 2150 f/s.
A separate family, Notoryctidae, is represented by the marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops), of the deserts of south Central Australia, a silky, golden-haired, burrowing creature, with a curious leathery muzzle, and a short, naked stumpy tail.
AARD-WOLF (earth-wolf), a South and East African carnivorous mammal (Proteles cristatus), in general appearance like a small striped hyena, but with a more pointed muzzle, sharper ears, and a long erectile mane down the middle line of the neck and back.
high at the shoulder; the general hue is brown deepening with age to black; chest, belly and inner sides of limbs pure white, as are the muzzle and chin, and an area round the eyes.
19 1912 was replaced as Ban by a little known official Mr. Cuvaj, who promptly dissolved the Diet before it had even met, and proceeded to muzzle the press, to close the university and to arrest several prominent politicians.
The projecting feature above the mouth, to which the word is usually restricted in man, is, in the case of the lower animals, called snout or muzzle, or, if much prolonged, proboscis or trunk.
He immediately proceeded to muzzle opposition by stringent press laws, and the discovery of minor liberal conspiracies afforded an excuse for further repression.
Although described in 1889 as a local variety of the Siberian species, the Manchurian roe really appears, both as regards stature, hairiness and the black and white markings on the muzzle, much more nearly related to the European animal.
Until the 9th century the only means for sighting cannon was by the " line of metal " - a line scored_ along the top of the gun, which, owing to the greater thickness of metal at the breech than at the muzzle, was not parallel to the axis.
At greater elevations than this the muzzle notch is used; to align on the target at lesser angles the dispart sight is so used.
D is the dispart, M the muzzle sight, ights.
gun in which the rear sight, equipped with a mirror, was placed on the chase, and the fore-sight on the muzzle, &c. In the early days of B.L.
In the Chillingham cattle the ears are generally red, although sometimes black, and the muzzle is brown; while in the breed at Cadzow Chase, Lanarkshire, both ears and muzzle are black, and there are usually flecks of black on the head and forequarters.
When nose is higher than muzzle at the stop. Dudley Nose.
He nibbled at her shirt and she ran her fingers across his velvety muzzle.
Taking a deep breath, she hesitantly inserted her hand into the birth canal and carefully slid it along the tiny leg until she felt the muzzle.
She followed the plan, had the picture in-hand and was locking the door to the house when Brutus wandered up with a bloody muzzle.
I went by the house to pick up a picture and Brutus came to the house with blood on his muzzle.
Brutus came to me with blood on his muzzle.
Carmen touched the velvety muzzle.
The head is long and narrow, with a prominent ridge for the support of the antlers, moderate-sized ears, and a narrow and pointed muzzle.
The Scotch collie is lighter and more elegant, and has a sharper muzzle.
The Great Dane is somewhat similar in general character, but is still more gracefully built, with slender limbs and more pointed muzzle.
Another genus has been described from the Pleistocene of Nebraska, as Paramylodon; it has only four pairs of teeth, and an elongate skull with an inflated muzzle.
The subfamily is characterized by the narrow crowns of the molars, which are similar to those of sheep, and' the hairy muzzle.
In the duikers themselves the single pair of horns is set in the midst of a tuft of long hairs, and the face-gland opens in a long naked line on the side of the face above the muzzle.
The circuit was continued to the gun which served as a source, and stretched across its muzzle.
barbatus (=longirostris) of Borneo is a very distinct member of this group, distinguished by the great elongation of the skull, and the presence of a tuft of long hair near the muzzle.
molars small, the eyes and ears large and the tip of the muzzle naked.
Echinothrix is a rat with an extremely elongated muzzle, all the bones of the face being much produced, and the incisors faintly grooved, the only species, E.
It has a short, rounded head, obtuse muzzle, small bead-like eyes, and short rounded ears, nearly concealed by the fur.
The long and mobile muzzle of the okapi appears to be adapted for feeding: on the low forest underwood and the swamp-vegetation.
In some (constituting the genus Rhyncocyon) the muzzle is so much prolonged as to resemble a proboscis, whence the name elephant-shrews is sometimes applied to the members of the family.
The muzzle probably formed a snout in life; and there is presumptive evidence that these animals were very long-lived.
HARTEBEEST, the Boer name for a large South African antelope (also known as caama) characterized by its red colour, long face with naked muzzle and sharply angulated lyrate horns, which are present in both sexes.
The muzzle is entirely hairy; the ears and tail are short; and the throat is maned.
The coat is remarkable for its density and compactness; the general colour of the head and upper parts being clove-brown, with more or less white or whitish grey on the under parts and inner surfaces of the limbs, while there is also some white above the hoofs and on the muzzle, and there may be whitish rings round the eyes; there is a white area in the region of the tail, which includes the sides but not the upper surface of the latter; and the tarsal tuft is generally white.
When the otter "vents" or comes to the surface to breathe, his muzzle only appears above water, and when he is viewed or traced by the mud he stirs up, or by air bubbles, the hounds are laid on.
In all these antelopes long cylindrical horns are present in both sexes; the muzzle is hairy; there is no gland below the eye; the tail is long and tufted; and in the breadth of their tall crowns the upper molar-teeth resemble those of the oxen.
In the typical group of the genus Phascolomys we find the following characters: - Fur rough and coarse; ears short and rounded; muzzle naked; postorbital process of the frontal bone obsolete; ribs fifteen pairs.
The wombat of Tasmania and the islands of Bass's Straits (P. ursinus), and the closely similar but larger P. platyrhinus of the southern portion of the mainland of Australia, belong to this group. On the other hand, in the hairy-nosed wombat (P. latifrons) of Southern Australia, the fur is smooth and silky; the ears are large and more pointed; the muzzle is hairy; the frontal region of the skull is broader than in the other section, with well-marked postorbital processes; and there are thirteen ribs.
of the energy exerted by the powder in exploding will be employed in propelling the ball, and ih in producing the recoil of the gun, provided the gun up to the instant of the balls quitting the muzzle meets with no resistance to its recoil except the friction of the ball.
"The articles manufactured from jute are principally (I) gunny bags; (2) string, rope and cord; (3) kampa, a net-like bag for carrying wood or hay on bullocks; (4) chat, a strip of stuff for tying bales of cotton or cloth; (5) dola, a swing on which infants are rocked to sleep; (6) shika, a kind of hanging shelf for little earthen pots, &c.; (7) dulina, a floor-cloth; (8) beera, a small circular stand for wooden plates used particularly in poojahs; (9) painter's brush and brush for white-washing; (io) ghunsi, a waist-band worn next to the skin; (II) gochh-dari, a hair-band worn by women; (12) mukbar, a net bag used as muzzle for cattle; (13) parchula, false hair worn by players; (14) rakhi-bandhan, a slender arm-band worn at the Rakhi-poornima festival; and (15) dhup, small incense sticks burned at poojahs."
The head, especially in the larger species, is small, compared with the rest of the body, and tapers forward to the muzzle.
Head small, with more or less elongated muzzle.
The typical genus Macropus, in which the muzzle is generally naked, the ears large, the fur on the nape of the neck usually directed backwards, the claw of the fourth hind-toe very large, and the tail stout and tapering, includes a large number of species.
consepicillatus, constitute a genus with the same distribution as the last, and likewise with a hairy muzzle, but with a rather short, evenly furred tail, devoid of a spur.
The muzzle is naked, the fur on the nape of the neck directed more or less completely forward, and the hind-limbs are less disproportionately elongated.
The genus agrees with Dorcopsis in the direction of the hair on the neck, but the muzzle is only partially hairy, and the elongation of the penultimate premolar is less.
Lastly, we have the banded wallaby, Lagostrophus fasciatus, of Western Australia, a small species characterized by its naked muzzle, the presence of long bristles on the hindfeet which conceal the claws, and also of dark transverse bands on the lower part of the back.
The skull has a remarkably narrow and pointed muzzle and much inflated auditory bullae; while the two halves of the lower jaw are firmly welded together at their junction, thus effectually preventing the scissor-like action of the lower incisors distinctive of Macropus and its immediate allies.
The tarsus is short and the muzzle naked.
The South Australian Caloprymnus campestris represents a genus near akin to the last, but with the edge of the hairy border of the bare muzzle less emarginate in the middle line, still more swollen auditory bullae, very large and posterially expanded nasals and longer vacuities on the palate.
The list is completed by Aepyprymnus rufescens, which differs from all the others by the hairy muzzle, and the absence of inflation in the auditory bullae and of vacuities in the palate.
The projection of the muzzle, which gives the character of brutality to the gorilla as distinguished from the man, is yet further exaggerated in the lemurs, as is also the backward position.
- Hair coarse and brittle; upper canines of male very long; no tarsal or metatarsal glands or tufts; lateral metacarpals represented by their lower extremities; lateral hoofs very large; tail very short; naked portion of muzzle extensive; male with a large abdominal gland.
Lastly C. albirostris, of Tibet, is easily recognized by its white muzzle, and smooth, whitish, flattened antlers, which have fewer tines than those of the other members of the group, all placed in one plane.
neck carrying a long, lean, clean head covered with white, hard, but not wiry hair, free from wool, long highset ears and a black muzzle; back broad and muscular, belly well covered with wool; legs clean, and a fleece of long white wavy wool, arranged in characteristic locks or pirls.
The muzzle, legs and hoofs are white; the nostrils pink.
The muzzle is flesh-coloured and the face covered with wool.
The typical representative of the genus is the yellow baboon (P. cynocephalus, or babuin), distinguished by its small size and grooved muzzle, and ranging from Abyssinia to the Zambezi.
The prevalent colour is yellowdun, with dark brown or black mane, tail and legs; in the wild forms the muzzle is often white and the root of the tail shorthaired; while the head is relatively large and heavy.
The nostrils are placed laterally, near the termination of the muzzle, and are large and dilatable, being bordered by cartilages upon which several muscles act.
The head should be light and lean, and well set on; the ears small and pricked, but not too short; the eyes full; the forehead broad and flat; the nostrils large and dilating; the muzzle fine; the neck moderate in length, wide, muscular, and yet light; the throat clean; the windpipe spacious and loosely attached to the neck; the crest thin, not coarse and arched.
Head rather small, broad and flat; muzzle very broad; whiskers thick and strong; eyes small and black; ears short and rounded.
She sat, lifted her muzzle to the sky, and let out a mournful, grief stricken howl that stabbed both Sarah and Connor through to their core.
Brady peeled his face mask off and lowered the muzzle of his weapon, unnerved by the unrealistic utopia after the three-day battle up the side of the mountain.
The head should be massive, a short muzzle with a somewhat abrupt stop and fairly prominent brow.
The profile of the head is slightly aquiline, with a grey/brown muzzle.
I slide off my seat looking out the port and the muzzle blast blows my hair back.
The head is fairly small in proportion to the body, with a broad brow and a rather blunt muzzle.
There were in addition twelve muzzle loading carbines per troop.
Show Characteristics The head should be long and finely chiseled, with the skull being roughly equal to the length of the tapering muzzle.
The tongue depressor is attached to the foal by elastoplast, taped round the foal's muzzle, just behind the nostrils.
Antiques: All muzzle loading firearms, except those of " modern " manufacture.
In the main they like to carry guns muzzle up.
The largest muzzle loading guns produced for the navy.
muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.
muzzle the dog in public.
muzzle the press in the run-up to general elections in October.
Sometimes other dogs can be funny with a dog wearing a muzzle.
Slightly tilt the bottle and carefully remove the wire muzzle and foil.
The jaw is wide at the hinge tapering to a broad blunt muzzle.
Pretty mare with star and snip on a black muzzle.
Good broad skull, nice short square muzzle, well placed eyes with good expression.
The head viewed face on resembles a triangle tapering in straight lines to a fine muzzle.
Judy said that the proportions should be a slightly longer muzzle compared to skull.
muzzle loader types.
muzzle loading guns produced for the navy.
muzzle brake which absorbed up to 55 percent of the recoil energy.
muzzle blast blows my hair back.
muzzle loading rifle presents an entirely different problem.
muzzle of the gun touching the target.
The heavy, blunt-nosed lead bullet, nearly half an inch in diameter, had a muzzle velocity of 600ft per second.
An additional benefit was that the light weight permitted a higher muzzle velocity, reducing the time of flight.
muzzle velocityifles have comparatively lower muzzle velocities and lighter ammunition, even a light breeze will often affect your aim.
But the 245 m/s muzzle velocity of these weapons was far too low, and they failed in combat.
That's what Paul said to Timothy: ' The scripture saith, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.
In seconds, the figure was wrestled to the ground and was feeling the cold muzzle of Andrews dueling pistol against their temple.
Show Characteristics The Irish wolfhound should have a large head with a long muzzle.
Head elongated, but broad behind; muzzle long and pointed; ears of moderate size, ovate and rather pointed.
Head elongated, with the muzzle long, narrow and pointed.
Muzzle much elongated and narrow.
(See Swine and Peccary.) The Hippopotamidae are an exclusively Old World group, in which the muzzle is broad and rounded and quite unlike that of the Suidae, while the crowns of the cheek-teeth form a distinctly trefoil pattern, when partially worn, which is only foreshadowed in those of the latter.
patches at the breech and muzzle with notch and blade (fig.
GELADA, the Abyssinian name of a large species of baboon, differing from the members of the genus Papio (see Baboon) by the nostrils being situated some distance above the extremity of the muzzle, and hence made the type of a separate genus, under the name of Theropithecus gelada.
Together with the drill (q.v.), the mandrill, Papio maimon, constitutes the subgenus Maimon, which is exclusively West African in distribution, and characterized, among other peculiarities, by the extreme shortness of the tail, and the great development of the longitudinal bony swellings, covered during life with naked skin, on the sides of the muzzle.
The purpose of the muzzle break is to reduce recoil forces.
A pinch of the proper powder pushes this bullet out the muzzle at subsonic velocities, thus permitting silent fire.
Show Characteristics The Irish Wolfhound should have a large head with a long muzzle.
The muzzle is slightly square, and the nose is relatively smooth.
During a normal feline pregnancy, the muzzle of the cat expands to a width large enough to support two faces.
Since the vast majority of these cases were the result of a second face growing on the extended muzzle, normally only one face or mouth is fully developed.
Show quality Himalayans have a flattened muzzle, very much like a Pekinese dog.
Boxers do not need much grooming, however if your Boxer has wrinkles around its muzzle or forehead, remember to clean between them with a soft cloth and soapy, warm water.
Head Collars: These unique collars suffer from their unfortunate appearance: because they attach around the animal's muzzle and the back of the head, they are often mistaken for protective muzzles.
So now we put a plastic cage muzzle on her everytime she goes outside.
A few days ago she slipped out into the front yard (without her muzzle) with my husband and me and immediately started chewing on something.
Stand or sit behind your dog and grasp his muzzle in your weaker hand.
This could be as simple as having him wear a muzzle when he's loose with her and taking turns confining one dog or the other so Charlie doesn't have to wear the muzzle continuously.
The Greyhound either will be wearing a muzzle or be kept on a leash.
These dogs are typically plucked rather than shaved, and the longer featherings on the legs and bearded muzzle should be combed to remove mats.
If shown, the coat is clipped to expose the muzzle, hindquarters and back legs, and the tail is left with a tuft.
Keeping a Portuguese Water Dog in a show cut or lion cut (shaved muzzle, hindquarter, tail) is also more expensive as opposed to an all over close clip known as a lamb or puppy cut.
With its small but masculine appearance, pushed in muzzle and rolling gait, the bulldog has become a favorite among people seeking a smaller but sturdy breed, and one suitable for apartment and smaller home environments.
English Bulldogs, Boxers and King Charles Spaniel) have a tougher time breathing quickly than a dog with a normal muzzle like a Labrador Retriever.
They could actually collapse from a long walk or run that would not harm a dog with a longer muzzle, especially in warmer weather.
Although it wraps around the dog's snout, it is not a muzzle.
Hold the dog's muzzle closed as you gently stroke his throat in order to coax him to swallow.
The breed is recognizable by its sheer size and its broad skull and deep, dark muzzle.
Head and muzzle shape: Make note of the size of the dog's head and muzzle.
Determine whether it is a long and pointed muzzle or if it is shorter and closer to the face.
Bows rifles, muzzle loaders, and handguns may be used.
This Pillow Pet™ Magical Unicorn has a super-soft plush body covered with downy-like lavender chenille accented by a soft and cuddly white horn, muzzle and feet.
The horizontal fold will define your dog's movable muzzle.
You can cut eyes, nose, muzzle, and ears out of construction paper in colors that contrast with the plate color.
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