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Quadruped (noun)

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Quadru'ped. n.s. [quadrupede, Fr. quadrupes, Lat.] An animal that goes on four legs, as perhaps all beasts.

The different flexure and order of the joints is not disposed in the elephant, as in other quadrupeds. Brown.

The fang teeth, eye teeth, or dentes canini of some quadruped. Woodward on Fossils.

Most quadrupedes, that live upon herbs, have incisor teeth to pluck and divide them. Arbuthnot.

              The king of brutes,
Of quadrupeds I only mean.
Swift.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Browne, Thomas (204) · Swift, Jonathan (306) · Woodward, John (78)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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