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1) Ape. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The buf foon ape, in Dryden s poem called The Hind and the Panther, means the Free-thinkers. 1 "Next her [the bear] the buffon ape, as atheists use, Mimicked all...

2) ape. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...ape, any primate of the subfamily Hominoidea, with the possible exception of humans. The small apes, the gibbon and the siamang, and the orangutan, one of the great...

3) ape. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...To copy (the manner or expression of another), especially in an exaggerated or mocking way: burlesque, caricature, imitate, mimic, mock, parody, travesty. do a takeoff...

4) ape. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A monkey. 2. A mimic or imitator. 3. Informal A clumsy or boorish person. Inflected forms: aped, apˇing, apes To mimic slavishly but often with an absurd result....

5) Scene V. The Hairy Ape. O Neill, Eugene. 1922. Three Plays
...in a downpour of artificial light. The general effect is of a background of magnificence cheapened and made grotesque by commercialism, a background in tawdry disharmony...

6) ape-man. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...such as pithecanthropus, sometimes considered intermediate in evolution between the anthropoid apes and modern humans. Not in scientific usage. 2. A person or creature...

7) Barbary ape. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Barbary ape, see macaque....

8) Scene IV. The Hairy Ape. O Neill, Eugene. 1922. Three Plays
...over her eyes to shut out the sight of him! Sure, twas as if she d seen a great hairy ape escaped from the Zoo! 31 YANK—[Stung—with a growl of rage.] Aw! 32 PADDY—And...

9) ape, to go. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...is an already fading slang idiom meaning to be wildly enthusiastic. 1...

10) go ape. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See APE. 1...

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