gibbon

Part of speech: noun

A slender ape of southern Asia.

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Usage examples "gibbon":

  1. More clearly to bring out my meaning here and draw aid from comparative illustration, let me take my old friend of many years, Charles Gibbon. - "Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial", Alexander H. Japp.
  2. Gibbon spent twenty years on his immortal book Lamb toiled most laboriously over his essays. - "Methods of Authors", Hugo Erichsen.
  3. The love of reading which Gibbon declared he would not exchange for all the treasures of India was, in fact, with Macaulay " a main element of happiness in one of the happiest lives that it has ever fallen to the lot of the biographer to record." - "The Pleasures of Life", Sir John Lubbock.