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Word: habitat

Definition: natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation


Sentences Containing 'habitat'

As for a habitat, if I were not permitted still to squat, I might purchase one acre at the same price for which the land I cultivated was sold namely, eight dollars and eight cents.
The Mississippi does not alter its locality by cut offs alone: it is always changing its habitat BODILY is always moving bodily SIDEWISE.
In the tenth and much improved edition (1853) the anonymous author says (page 155): "The proposition determined on after much consideration is, that the several series of animated beings, from the simplest and oldest up to the highest and most recent, are, under the providence of God, the results, FIRST, of an impulse which has been imparted to the forms of life, advancing them, in definite times, by generation, through grades of organisation terminating in the highest dicotyledons and vertebrata, these grades being few in number, and generally marked by intervals of organic character, which we find to be a practical difficulty in ascertaining affinities; SECOND, of another impulse connected with the vital forces, tending, in the course of generations, to modify organic structures in accordance with external circumstances, as food, the nature of the habitat, and the meteoric agencies, these being the 'adaptations' of the natural theologian."
'Beneath my feet, then, the earth must be tunnelled enormously, and these tunnellings were the habitat of the new race.

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