Sentence Examples


  • A bucket, quickly smelling of excrement, occupied another corner.
  • Buckland's conjecture that they were of faecal origin, and similar to the album grecum or excrement of hyaenas, was confirmed by Dr W.
  • In turn other animals took shape, the last being two golden spiders from whose excrement the earth gradually rose above the surrounding ocean.
  • The larvae of the tortoise-beetles have the curious habit of forming an umbrella-like shield out of their own excrement, held in position by the upturned tail-process.
  • One genus of Thomisidae (Phognarachne), which inhabits the Oriental region, adopts the clever device of spinning on the surface of a leaf a sheet of web resembling the fluid portions of a splash of bird's dung, the more solid central portions being represented by the spider itself, which waits in the middle of the patch to seize the butterflies or other insects that habitually feed on birds' excrement and are attracted to the patch mistaking it for their natural food.

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