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1) bats. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Slang Crazy; insane. From bats in the belfry....

2) Parliament of Bats (The). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...being forbidden by the Duke of Gloucester to wear swords, armed themselves with clubs or bats. 1...

3) bat. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Chiroptera, which includes 900-1,000 species classified in about 200 genera and 17 families. Bats range in size from a wingspread of over 5 ft (150 cm) to a wingspread...

4) vampire bat. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...vampire bat, name for the blood-drinking bats of the family Desmodontidae, found in the New World tropics. Vampire bats feed exclusively on the blood of living animals...

5) VI. Through the Highland Wilderness of Western Brazil. Roosevelt, Theodore. 1914. Through the Brazilian Wilderness
...WE were now in the land of the bloodsucking bats, the vampire bats that suck the blood of living creatures, clinging to or hovering against the shoulder of a horse...

6) fruit bat. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...bat found in tropical regions of the Old World. It is relatively large and differs from other bats in the possession of an independent, clawed second digit; it also...

7) 7030. Berryman, John. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:7030 QUOTATION:Bats have no bankers and they do not drinkand cannot be arrested and pay no taxand, in general, bats have it made. ATTRIBUTION:John Berryman...

8) bat 3. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: batĚted, batĚting, bats To wink or flutter: bat one's eyelashes. not bat an eye (or eyelash) Informal To show no emotion; appear unaffected: The...

9) vampire bat. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Any of various tropical American bats of the family Desmodontidae that bite mammals and birds to feed on their blood and that often carry diseases such as rabies....

10) 4048. Aristotle. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:4048 QUOTATION:For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all. ATTRIBUTION:Aristotle...

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