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1. (Science: zoology) a quadruped of the genus equus (E. Asinus), smaller than the horse, and having a peculiarly harsh bray and long ears. The tame or domestic ass is patient, slow, and sure-footed, and has become the type of obstinacy and stupidity. There are several species of wild asses which are swift-footed.

2. A dull, heavy, stupid fellow; a dolt. Asses bridge. [L. Pons asinorum] The fifth proposition of the first book of euclid, The angles at the base of an isosceles triangle are equal to one another. A schoolboy, stammering out his asses bridge. . To make an ass of one's self, to do or say something very foolish or absurd.

Origin: oe. Asse, as. Assa; akin to Icel. Asni, W. Asen, asyn, L. Asinus, dim. Aselus, gr.; also to as. Esol, OHG. Esil, g. Esel, goth. Asilus, dan. Aesel, lith. Asilas, Bohem. Osel, Pol. Osiel. The word is prob. Of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. Athn she ass. Cf. Ease.

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Re: Evolution Question

... like you in this world. If you paid more attention to teaching your students then maybe they wouldn't have to come here to find the answer...ass!

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by iheardatree
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution Question
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Re: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?

You have an editor who is an aspiring pimp. FIRE HIS ASS. :!:

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by brashley46
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
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Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... My mother had a housekeeper for awhile, in my adulthood, and I loved watching her clean. I wondered what she thought of this grown lazy daughter, ass on the couch doing nothing while her mother paid a housekeeper to do what she could have been helping with. Oh well. 2. Having someone give me something ...

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by Snoozin
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Blind faith

... such psychological trait you need quite a lot of work defining what you are doing. Or it is not science, it is just pulling things out your ass to reinforce your prjudice. And a lot of evolutionary psychology do appear to belong to that category TBH.

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by canalon
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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Views: 24018

Why are flowers "beautiful"?

... :-D you really think that human reproductive organs are ugly? I mean by nature, not due to social rules... Just look to apes, who got big red ass when ready to mate (sorry for my English, if the words used are not correct ones). Just the society made it ugly, just remember to Adam and Eve, ...

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by JackBean
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why are flowers "beautiful"?
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