Sloth sentence example
The sloth (Bradypus) is an arboreal animal which feeds almost exclusively on the foliage of the Cecropias.
Lord, he thought, listening to Fred was like watching a sloth race.
The population made a considerable advance, and the dense cloud of sloth and ignorance which had settled on the country in the 17th century was lifted.
There are six species of monkey corresponding to those of Guiana and the Amazon valley, the sloth and ant-eater, 12 known genera of rodents, including many species of Mures, the cavy, the capybara, the paca, the nutria, the agouti, the tree porcupine, Loncheres cristata, Echimys cayen and the Brazilian hare.
He did, however, succeed in undoing all the work of his ancestors5 partly by his own slackness and sloth, partly by his choice of corrupt and treacherous ministers.Advertisement
Though generally nearly smooth, or but slightly scaly, the surface of some hairs is imbricated; that is to say, shows projecting scale-like processes, as in some bats, while in the twotoed sloth (Choloepus) they are longitudinally grooved or fluted.
This worn-out septuagenarian, who prized rest above everything, imported into foreign policy the same mania for economy and the same sloth in action.
One of the characteristic orders of the Brazilian fauna is that of the Edentata, which comprises the sloth, armadillo and ant-eater.
The wild animals include the elephant, still found in large numbers, the leopard, panther, chimpanzee, grey monkeys, antelope of various kinds, the buffalo, wild hog, bush goat, bush pig, sloth, civet and squirrel.
On waking I lay long in bed yielding to sloth.Advertisement
The range of the sloth is from the Guianas south into Minas Geraes, the armadillo as far south as the Argentine pampas and the ant-eater from the Amazon south to Paraguay, though it is found in the Amazon region principally.
Numerous species of monkeys inhabit the forests of the tropical region, together with the puma, jaguar, wildcat, coati, tapir or anta, sloth, ant-bear, paca (Coelogenys paca) and capybara.
The sloth, armadillo, opossum, skunk and a species of fox complete the list of the more common quadrupeds so far as known, though it is certain that a careful biological survey would discover many others.
He had ruined a splendid constitution by the cornDeath of bination of sloth and evil living, and during his last ward years had been sinking slowly into his grave, unable to take the field or to discharge the more laborious duties of royalty.
The body becomes buoyant, and in the case of the sloth, virtually weightless.Advertisement
Abashed by this question, I replied that sloth was my chief temptation.
They are sensuous desire, ill-will, sloth and torpor, restlessness and regret, and doubt.
Imagine a sloth hanging from all four legs on a horizontal branch.
Tutivillus played a part in a set of stories centering around the effects of the sin of acedia (spiritual sloth).
There was the sloth sleeping like a baby unaware that anything had happened.Advertisement
This depicts the journey of the soul from heaven to earth, its life in the body, and its final return to the heavenly home, under the figure of a Parthian prince who is sent from the court of his parents to the land of Egypt to fetch the serpent-guarded pearl; after a time of sloth and forgetfulness he fulfils his quest, and returns triumphant and again puts on the heavenly robe.
Of bears, the common black or sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) is common throughout India wherever rocky hills and forests occur.
With perfect fearlessness and piercing eloquence, he rebuked the sloth, the avarice, and the lawlessness of the diets which were doing their best to make government in Poland impossible.
Sloth and carelessness speedily invaded every branch of the administration, destroying all discipline and leading to a general neglect of business.
The over-dependence placed on one product caused waves of depression to alternate with waves of prosperity, and the depression following the fall in the price of vanilla was aggravated by periods of drought, "agricultural sloth and careless extravagance."Advertisement
Some years later England realized that its new king had inherited not only the physical beauty and strength of his grandfather, but also every one of his faults, with the sole exception of his tendency to sloth.
Their descendant had neither Edwards sloth nor Henrys moderation; he was capable of going to almost any lengths in pursuit of the gratification of his ambition, his passions, his resentment or his simple love of self-assertion.
Sardanapalus now threw off his sloth and for two years the issue was doubtful.
From its shape the koala is called by the colonists the "native bear"; the term "native sloth" being also applied to it, from its arboreal habits and slow deliberate movements.
There are plenty of other animals too including sambar deer, leopard, crocodile, sloth bear and about 300 species of birds.Advertisement
Moreover, the upper jawbones (maxillae) and the nasal bones are also short in the sloth.
In the triumph of Royalist counter-revolution Milton saw the dangers of political passivity, of ideological sloth.
These allow the sloth to retain the little warmth it creates through its metabolic processes.
Our view is that you will get more from a dog, or indeed a baby three-toed sloth than from a cetacean.
Having found such a prize we were then shown a Two-toed sloth hanging upside down in the next tree.Advertisement
Sent by Alexandra Sabra a 3 toed sloth, and a lion. a lazy lie in.
Tutivillus played a part in a set of stories centering around the effects of the sin of acedia (spiritual sloth ).
Mig has to overcome real terror and the sort of intellectual sloth induced by the role Aunt Maria has thrust upon her.
In this way the slowness of the sloth serves these most " slothful " of sloth moths!
In your travels, you run into various objects (a giggling robot, a sleeping sloth) as well as other characters.Advertisement
There's Manfred, a depressed wooly mammoth, Sid, an amusing sloth and Diego, a mischievous sabre-toothed tiger.
Ibrahim was undoubtedly helped by Colonel Seve and the European officers in his army, but his intelligent docility to their advice, as well as his personal hardihood and energy, compare most favourably with the sloth, ignorance and arrogant conceit of the Turkish generals opposed to him.
Having found such a prize we were then shown a Two-toed Sloth hanging upside down in the next tree.
In this way the slowness of the sloth serves these most " slothful " of sloth moths !
The sloth 's stomach is always filled with partially digested leaves.Advertisement
And like the tree bark, the sloth 's fur is teeming with insect life.
We were pleased to find a two-toed sloth in the other large tree.
There 's Manfred, a depressed wooly mammoth, Sid, an amusing sloth and Diego, a mischievous sabre-toothed tiger.
When speaking about his lack luster college career, Ford later stated, "The kindest word to describe my performance was Sloth."
With indefatigable energy he at once attempted to grapple with the difficulties of the situation, waging an almost desperate struggle with sloth, corruption and incompetence.Advertisement
Sloth in Langland's poem couples him, as we have seen, with Randle, earl of Chester; and no one doubts this nobleman's existence because he had "rymes" made about him.
Although a few of the Pleistocene ground-sloths, such as Nothropus and Nothrotherium (= Coelodon), were of comparatively small size, in the Santa Cruz beds of Patagonia few of the representatives of the family much exceeded a modern sloth in size.
Originally accepted as a political necessity, he soon came to be detested by the people as a tyrant and despised by the nobles for his cowardice and sloth.
Kanaris was undoubtedly aided by the almost incredible sloth and folly of his opponents, but he chose his time well, and the service of the fireships was always considered peculiarly dangerous.
Internally, however, it was rapidly declining, the once chaste and hardy Vandals being demoralized by the fervid climate of Africa and the sinful delights of their new capital, and falling ever lower into sloth, effeminacy and vice.
Edward IV., as has been already remarked, had many of the opportunities of the autocrat, if only he had cared to use them; Personal but his sloth and self-indulgence stood in the way.