With atavic cunning he sat upon the outside and waited for the triumph of death.
The Man From Brodney’s George Barr McCutcheon
“pertaining to a remote ancestor,” 1866, from Latin atavus “ancestor” (see atavism) + -ic.
Biology. the reappearance in an individual of characteristics of some remote ancestor that have been absent in intervening generations. an individual embodying such a reversion. reversion to an earlier type; throwback. Historical Examples It must explain all the facts which constitute what is known as atavism. The Making of Species Douglas Dewar I used the […]
at-3 language The original name of MATH-MATIC. [Sammet 1969, p. 135]. (2000-02-24)
Auxiliary Territorial Service (organized in 1941 for women serving in the British army; became part of army in 1949 as WRAC). American Temperance Society. American Tract Society. American Transport Service. a money of account of Laos, the 100th part of a kip. Contemporary Examples By now, the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) had managed to intercept the […]
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